Re: [SCA_BARDS] Completely OOP, but fascinating!
- Yes, I heard this recording earlier today, and it is totally
> Given the way that local newslinks sometimes tend to vanish, I have
> posted the entire text and links to my LiveJournal at
> Researchers at Stanford have uncovered what is believed to be the
> first recording ever made of a human voice. It can be heard here.
> http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_8739021?source=most_viewed is the link
> to the article.
> "In what they say is the earliest recording ever made of a human
> voice, researchers at a Stanford University conference on Friday
> revealed to the world a sound clip with an extraordinary pedigree.
> Created in 1860 by an obscure French typesetter - nearly two decades
> before Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph - the snippet was
> re-created thanks to the international sleuthing by audio historians,
> algorithmic alchemy by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> scientists who turned squiggles on paper into sounds, and the
> passionate push of a collaborative of audiophiles in search of the
> world's oldest sounds."
> "Her voice is ghostly and it's magical, as if she were trying to come
> into the 21st century to sing for us," said David Giovannoni, the
> audio historian behind the research. He helped crack the case by
> unearthing the "phonautogram" that Idouard-Lion Scott de Martinville
> originally made for visual, not audio, playback."
> "What would eventually turn out to be the Parisian inventor's historic
> contribution to the world's sound-scape was "recorded" on a
> phonautograph, the machine Scott created to capture sounds with a
> stylus. The device etched its waves onto lampblack-covered paper, a
> sort of precursor to the carbon copies that died out with the modern
> Jehanne de Wodeford
> West Kingdom
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