Word of the Day: HyperhumanPosted: July 11, 2011
Hyperhuman, adj. /ˈhaɪpərˌhjumən/
Possessing a quality of human presence or expression that has been intensified or heightened by means of technology
The Levitin Lab study of how musicians communicate emotion produced a hyperhuman performance of Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1 by algorithmically exaggerating the timing and dynamics of a human performance, and finding that listeners perceived this exaggerated performance – never executed by a human – as more emotional.
Hyperhuman?: Imogen Heap performs “Hide and Seek” with voice and vocoder