Last spring, my colleague Lauren Neefe recorded an interview with me about my work on sound, machine learning, and laughter. After the interview, she edited the interview into the first episode of Flash Readings, a podcast that showcases the research of the Marion L. Brittain Fellows at Georgia Tech. The podcast is now up at TECHStyle, our online forum for digital pedagogy and research.
Each episode of Flash Readings focuses on a particular sound in relation to a Brittain Fellow’s research. The episode featuring my research, titled “Laughter Worth Reading, focuses on two instances of laughter on recordings of William Carlos Williams’s “This Is Just To Say,” and in the episode I consider the difference such laughter makes in terms how audiences perceive poems and on how critics should interpret them. It also gestures toward the work I’ve been doing in the wake of the HiPSTAS Institute.