[Web4lib] Text~Tone(sm): Auditory Highlighting/Rating of Text

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Mon Jun 9 15:40:27 EDT 2008


Not Only Is The World Not Black&White, It Is Not Just A Carousel of Color, Nor Haptic 

Humans Are MultiModal Creatures With MultiModal Minds 

Here Within I Propose The Development and Implementation of Technology That Would Allow Authors/Readers to Highlight Text With Varying Degrees of Sound.

Wikipedia:Sound is vibration transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas; particularly, sound means those vibrations composed of frequencies capable of being detected by ears.

Using Other/Related Audio/Auditory Technologies Readers Would be Able To Hear That Range of Tones Layered Over The Text Within A Corpus And/Or Substitute And/Or Supplement An Author's Audio/Auditory Layer

Such Tones Could Be Used to Denote Another Dimension Of The Text OR Denote Relative Importance. 

THINK That This Is FarFetched? Not Really. Nearly A Decade Ago I Began to Explore Auditory Browsing Interaction in Web and non-Web Databases:

_The NextWAVe(sm)_

Thoughts About The Proposal? Please Comment on The Posting At 

[ http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/20-08/06/texttonesm.html ]


[ http://tinyurl.com/53vmxn ]

BTW: A Link to _The NextWAve(sm)_ is Also Available ...


Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu 

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