WE HAVE BEEN diving into The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly for the past three years and if you're interested in following the conversations, you can simply ask your podcatcher for "Emerging Trends Kun Keen" or have the recordings drop directly by subscribing to the podcast. In today's episode, Amie O'Mahony got a little help from Otter.ai around 8:12 into Episode 22.
Otter.ai converts speech to text. I turned on the app using a three year old Sony Xperia sitting a meter away from Amy as she spoke. The Otter app captured most of Amy's presentation through the on-board microphone assembly. It does much better when used with a microphone in a quiet space.
I'm currently unpacking The Inevitable with three separate groups of students. Creative Multimedia students often bring a code-based perspective to their reviews of Kevin Kelly's work. Our animators can see a story in every chapter and game art designers have shared holistic analyses. All of these factors are coalescing in a flow of audio commentary I'm sharing as work that pushes out into iTunes U.