The Elements of Voice First Style

Author: Ahmed Bouzid,Weiye Ma

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 109811955X

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 1170


If you're a new or experienced designer of conversational voice first experiences, this handy reference provides actionable answers to key aspects of eyes-busy, hands-busy, voice-only user interfaces. Designed as a companion to books about conversational voice design, this guide includes important details regarding eyes-free, hands-free, voice-only interfaces delivered by Amazon Echo, Google Nest, and a variety of in-car experiences. Authors Ahmed Bouzid and Weiye Ma provide far-field voice best practices and recommendations in a manner similar to The Elements of Style, the popular American English writing style guide. Like that book, The Elements of Voice First Style provides direct, succinct explanations that focus on the essence of each topic. You'll find answers quickly without having to spend time searching through other sources. With this guide, you'll be able to: Craft just the right language to enable your voicebot to effectively communicate with humans Create conversational voice interfaces that are robust enough to handle errors and failures Design highly usable conversational voice interfaces by paying attention to small details that can make or break the experience Build a design for a voice-only smart speaker that doesn't require customers to use their eyes or hands

Struggles of Voice

Author: Jose Antonio Lucero

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973456

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 7935


Over the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved remarkable visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. Lucero compares Ecuador's united indigenous movement to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia, and analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in each country.

The Politics of Voice

Author: Malini Johar Schueller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791408551

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

View: 2695


This book is an analysis of the social criticism and the political implications of rhetorical strategies in personal-political (nonfictional) narratives by liberal American writers from the 18th century till the 1970s. Using the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, Schueller examines works by Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, Henry Adams, Jane Addams, James Agee, Norman Mailer, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

The Book of Life Secrets for Today’s World

Author: Rai Flowers,Rasheed Flowers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665523794

Category: Religion

Page: 806

View: 8911


The Book of Secrets is a unique manuscript that aims to help its reader focus on different mindful thoughts for each day of the year. Each day's entry includes a focus point and that point is emphasized and supported by specific citations from The Bible. The author hopes to invite the reader to explore different aspects of their life, and to find meaning and support for that exploration through God's words. Each day is structured with a thought starter, and at least one Bible reference to support the idea that this thought starter is not unique, but rather something that originates from God's words. The format of this manuscript is engaging. The daily entries give the reader a new thought to ponder each day. The inclusion of a Bible citation further solidifies the importance of that thought, and gives the reader the motivation to think deeply about that prompt, as well as feel comfort knowing that God's words support this thought.

Concert of Voices - Second Edition

Author: Victor J. Ramraj

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 409


Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama, and essays in an anthology of world literature in English. This second edition preserves the first edition’s breadth and its balance of established and less widely known authors, while including a large selection of exciting new material. Biographical information and explanatory notes have been updated and expanded, and new pieces by Cyril Dabydeen, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Pauline Johnson, Rudy Wiebe, and many other authors have been added.

Chain Of Voices

Author: André Brink

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112761

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3540


It is 1825 and high in the mountains of South Africa a group of slavesstand accused of the murder of their owner, Nicolass van der Merwe, a wealthy Afrikaner farmer. Galant, the van der Merwe family's chief hand, is held leader of the murderous band. Raised with the two sonsof the house, it was not until adulthood and rivalry over Hester, orphaned daughter of a tenant farmer, that he realised their differentroles, their unequal futures and opposed stations in life. A CHAIN OFVOICES stands as a prophetic lesson - when hopes of freedom from slavery are dashed, and when promises of equal treatment are broken, an escalating spiral of bitterness, resentment, and finally, explosiveviolence is inevitable.

Dreams of Authority

Author: Ronald R. Thomas

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801496943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 3909


The Voice as Something More

Author: Martha Feldman,Judith T. Zeitlin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022665642X

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 8631


In the contemporary world, voices are caught up in fundamentally different realms of discourse, practice, and culture: between sounding and nonsounding, material and nonmaterial, literal and metaphorical. In The Voice as Something More, Martha Feldman and Judith T. Zeitlin tackle these paradoxes with a bold and rigorous collection of essays that look at voice as both object of desire and material object. Using Mladen Dolar’s influential A Voice and Nothing More as a reference point, The Voice as Something More reorients Dolar’s psychoanalytic analysis around the material dimensions of voices—their physicality and timbre, the fleshiness of their mechanisms, the veils that hide them, and the devices that enhance and distort them. Throughout, the essays put the body back in voice. Ending with a new essay by Dolar that offers reflections on these vocal aesthetics and paradoxes, this authoritative, multidisciplinary collection, ranging from Europe and the Americas to East Asia, from classics and music to film and literature, will serve as an essential entry point for scholars and students who are thinking toward materiality.