Cafe Scientifique talk: The Human Voice
|Dates:||7 March 2019|
|Times:||18:30 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Primary schools, External researchers, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Professor Trevor Cox|
The Human Voice – Prof Trevor Cox (University of Salford)
Talking and singing comes naturally to most of us so it is easy to overlook how truly remarkable the human voice is. Mixing biology, physics and psychology, Trevor Cox will explore the workings of the voice looking at accents and different singing styles. The human voice has always been in flux, but over the last hundred years or so, this has been accelerated by technology.
What about the future? ‘Photoshop for voice’ has already been demonstrated, leading to a future with #FakeSpeech. Rich in sound examples, the talk will draw on Trevor’s latest popular science book, Now You’re Talking (Bodley Head 2018).
Trevor Cox is professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford. He has regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4. As well as his latest book “Now You’re Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence” he is also the author of “Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound”.
This event is completely FREE for everyone, bring your friends!
Professor Trevor Cox
Organisation: University of Salford
Travel and Contact Information
The Old Abbey Taphouse
Manchester Science Park