The Laughing Swing: Interacting with Non-Verbal Human Voice
This paper looks at non-speech uses of the human voice in interactive objects. A collection of projects using non-verbal voice, as input and as output, is briefly reviewed. The Laughing Swing - an interactive object using non-verbal voice as output, created by the author and associates - is described in terms of motivations, sound design, sonic behavior implementation and user responses. The significance and potential of interactions with non verbal voice is discussed.