doctorow — 2013-07-11T13:47:28-04:00 — #1
Here's a delicious potted history of the Euphonia, a mid-19th century gadget that could simulate human speech by pumping bellows-fed air over an artificial tongue set in a chamber of weird plates and valves. It had a severe woman's face and coils of hair in ringlets, and spoke in a "weird, ghostly monotone." By pumping… READ THE REST
lupin3rd — 2013-07-11T14:38:18-04:00 — #2
Wax cylinder recording or GTFO. XD
christoingram — 2013-07-11T15:33:07-04:00 — #3
Wow, steampunk Wintermute..
boundegar — 2013-07-11T15:35:39-04:00 — #4
Damn you, beat me by 2 minutes!
tuseroni — 2013-07-11T16:26:57-04:00 — #5
has anyone reproduced this? i'd like to hear what it sounds like...
abates — 2013-07-11T20:51:11-04:00 — #6
I misread that as "severed woman's face" which made it even more macabre.
rockmetteller — 2013-07-11T21:57:16-04:00 — #7
I too would love to hear what this sounds like!
prestonsturges — 2013-07-11T22:00:34-04:00 — #8
Nice to see a female robot that everyone isn't drooling over.
beanolini — 2013-07-12T04:06:13-04:00 — #9
Wolfgang von Kempelen made a 'Speaking Machine' the century before. There is a perfunctory demonstration of a replica on youtube.
xendra7 — 2013-07-12T15:35:30-04:00 — #10
This is such a tease. I really expected to hear this thing...
doctorow — 2013-07-16T13:47:33-04:00 — #11
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