Love Hulten usually makes beautiful musical objects that I enjoy covering on Gearnews. His latest invention appears to take the soul of Stephen Hawking and places it inside a bizarre baby sized monster and nails it to the wall. Meet Mr Typo and prepare to have nightmares.
It’s a lovely wall mounted speech synthesizer in the shape of a tormented, square-headed baby. Feed it any text file and it will rearrange the content (using Markov chains) and read it out in the voice of Stephen Hawking. The result is a series of twisted sentences that are wholeheartedly odd. You’re then encouraged to torture it by twisting the eyes, punching it in the teeth and poking the exposed brain. This will introduce elements of modulation, pitch shifting, reverb and chorus.
The vocal synthesis was created by Bjorn Eriksson and is processed by a Raspberry Pi. A second internal computer based on the Axoloti Core deals with the modulation and effects.
You can get it “with or without meat” which is a delicious way to describe them.