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Luke Dubois

Say Anything

Say Anything is a Turtle Graphics-style drawing application driven entirely by human speech. You can move a virtual pen around on the canvas by turning, branching, and so forth. You can also save your images. A readout on the right hand side gives you feedback on what the computer (or, more accurately, cloud speech recognition system) thinks you are saying.


R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Todd Reynolds, Chris Mann, Bora Yoon, Michael Joaquin Grey, Matthew Ritchie, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Maya Lin, Bang on a Can, Engine 27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season.

DuBois has lived for the last twenty-eight years in New York City. He is the co-chair of the department of Technology, Culture, and Society and research director of the programs in Integrated Design & Media at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a founding co-director of the NYU Ability Project, where his research focuses on integrative systems for equity, ranging from open source software projects for signal processing to tele-present communication systems for motion capture to citizen science for noise pollution to design for disability. He is on the Board of Directors of the ISSUE Project Room and Eyebeam. His records are available on Caipirinha/Sire, Liquid Sky, C74, and Cantaloupe Music. His artwork is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.