#crit with IBM
#Rania and Riccie
#Feedback

Today we had a crit among ourselves as well as with Rania and Riccie from IBM. I presented two prototypes: Prototype 2 and Prototype 3(See more details through the blog links).

Project Description
Research question
I’m interested in how the gender of the voice construct/effect the impression of an opinion and how a viewer may choose a path through the physical set up and how does the sound of the voice evoke different emotions.

Aim of the project
With this project, I would like to empower women through highlighting the female voices and create a debate on and feminism and women rights.

How
Prototype 2: With this one-on-one installation, viewers are able to experience the unfamiliarity of communicating with each other in a voice of the opposite gender and rethink how the gender of the voice affect your authority, do people receive the information after filtering it through the lens of gender?

Prototype 2:
Sound forest: an audio symphony. Ode to Women
The sound forest consists of 8 individual yet correlate soundtracks of women or men talking about feminism with voice converted into the opposite gender, chanting for what they believe in and fight for.

Prototype 2
Crit with IBM 1

Prototype 3
Crit with IBM 2
Crit with IBM 3

Feedbacks

I’m very glad that I had received lots of positive feedbacks when I’m actually waiting to be bombarded by criticisms. The general feedbacks received indicate that

IT’S A STRONG TOPIC WITH A STRONG MESSAGE AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCES. WELL-RESEARCHED AND MEANINGFUL. The majority of people enjoy Prototype 2

Some suggestions for prototype 2:
-Pitch detection patch in MAX (Gareth)
-Fine-tune the pitch to eliminate the novelty/comical feeling.(Gareth)
-A workshop-Find the right people for an interview and see their reactions, recording the process. (Riccie)
-The setting of the experience could be in an environment of uncertainty, a darker space maybe, with headphone? INTERVIEW WITH MEASURABLE QUESTIONS FOR ANALYSIS (Rania)

Some suggestions for prototype 2:
-CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS-me too.
-Reference of Notation 24, graphic design-redesigning notation (Nicolas)
-Plato’s cave (Nicolas)