Bicycle Built For Two Thousand

2009
Web, sound

A collaboration with
Aaron Koblin




Bicycle Built For Two Thousand is comprised of over 2,000 voice recordings collected via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard. The result was a reconstructed version of the song “Daisy Bell” – the first song to implement musical speech synthesis in 1962 – as rendered by a distributed system of human voices.



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