Our voices and written words express the state of our mind. The "Mindmung" installation takes voice or text input and, taking advantage of machine learning models, generates a synthetic voice for the participant. Then, the original idea is altered and degraded by "echoing" the statement through several rounds of interpreting the synthesized voice back to text and re-synthesizing, creating a feedback loop. The original text is displayed in a projection while the synthesized voice plays the rounds of these "echoes", showing growing disparity between the synthetic voice and the initial message. Participants will be able to enter text into a simple form at http://mindmung.xyz or speak into a microphone to queue input to the installation.
Credit: Mario Gallucci