Conversation Clock



Microphones record an ongoing conversation, graphing the audio in concentric rings, differentiating voices by color. The further inward the rings, the further back in the conversation. Patterns reveal themselves such as individual people not speaking, interrupting, dominating, etc. Arguments and group silences become immediately tangible. A projector displays the data on a table in front of the participants. Further development is planned using pitch and pattern recognition to extract higher level dialectic features.

It follows that increased self-awareness leads to behavior modification. I’d love to break this out while discussing a group project or debating the finer points of living with my housemates – applications are endless.

Conversation Clock



Microphones record an ongoing conversation, graphing the audio in concentric rings, differentiating voices by color. The further inward the rings, the further back in the conversation. Patterns reveal themselves such as individual people not speaking, interrupting, dominating, etc. Arguments and group silences become immediately tangible. A projector displays the data on a table in front of the participants. Further development is planned using pitch and pattern recognition to extract higher level dialectic features.

It follows that increased self-awareness leads to behavior modification. I’d love to break this out while discussing a group project or debating the finer points of living with my housemates — applications are endless.

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant: Raising Sand

I’m really enjoying Raising Sand – I think it’s the best album from Alison Krauss since the live recording with Union Station. Robert Plant, as famous as he may be, has never been someone I’ve listened to, but he and Alison have made something significant. Their voices blend effortlessly, and the style they create is truly unique, simultaneously rustic and modern.

My favorite tracks right now are “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us”, “Through the Morning, Through the Night”, “Polly Come Home” and “Please Read the Letter”. Honestly though, the whole album is excellent – it’s hard to pick favorites.

The track I’ve included below is beautiful but doesn’t feature much of Robert, so definitely look elsewhere if you’re interested in hearing them together. The composition and orchestration is exceptionally focused and deceptively complex, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant: Raising Sand

I’m really enjoying Raising Sand — I think it’s the best album from Alison Krauss since the live recording with Union Station. Robert Plant, as famous as he may be, has never been someone I’ve listened to, but he and Alison have made something significant. Their voices blend effortlessly, and the style they create is truly unique, simultaneously rustic and modern.

My favorite tracks right now are “Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us”, “Through the Morning, Through the Night”, “Polly Come Home” and “Please Read the Letter”. Honestly though, the whole album is excellent — it’s hard to pick favorites.

The track I’ve included below is beautiful but doesn’t feature much of Robert, so definitely look elsewhere if you’re interested in hearing them together. The composition and orchestration is exceptionally focused and deceptively complex, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.