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Radio-active Monstrosities

Angeliki Diakrousi


16th June

20:20 – 20:40


Radio-active Monstrosities is a web-audio interface that addresses ways of listening to collective voices and certain female-sounding voices that are perceived as inappropriate or annoying — because of the quality of their sound, their gender, the medium''s distortions but also stereotypes and collective memories that they often awake.

These are verbal expressions that have been associated with forms of ''monstrosity'' since ancient times. Visitors of the page are invited to record themselves and choose a type of distortion to participate in, forming new imaginaries around technologically-mediated voices, which through their technical ''monstrosity'', can reveal other forms of speech.

The interface is made with Web Audio API, Apache, PHP, html/css and javascript. The different scripts are in experimental phase and the platform is built gradually. The browser acts as a ‘monstrous deformer’ that allows an active auscultation of the — political, social, technical — vocable online alienation.