The Voice of Stephen Hawking and the Tiger

By | September 24th, 2016|LRO 47|

The Vocoder produces an un-modulated form of speech that sounds robotic, partly because of the monotony assumed for the machine, but also because of the use of similar devices in sound art and popular music particularly of the 1970s and 80s like Laurie Anderson, Kraftwerk and Afro-futurists who used the Vocoder to evoke the ‘alien’ [...]

The Tingles

By | October 30th, 2015|LRO 06|

The experience has been called attention induced head orgasm, attention induced euphoria, and attention induced observation euphoria, as well as the tingles, brain massage, head tingle, brain tingle, spine tingle, or brain orgasm. The acronymic neologism which has stuck is ASMR - autonomous sensory meridian response. The phenomenon is autonomous in so far as it [...]