Noise Intercepted Collaborators

Soeine Bac - Student

sbac

London, UK

Why do I want to participate?

It sounds interesting, and may bring me a sparkling moment of inspiration.

 

Posts:

Typing cuesNoise Challenge #7: The Cues

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• Typing a facebook message.
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• Typing an essay.
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linguistic ticsNoise Challenge #6: The Eavesdropper

As I am listening to a BBC 4 radio program, I hear this person Nigel Farage (I didn’t know who he was, and googled the name –> a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party??) repeat “to be honest with you” or something similar, e.g. “I will be honest with you”, in almost every other sentence. If he does not say the phrase, is he not being honest? The second interviewee has another linguistic tic in her speaking – “You know …”. “You know what I mean” is one of those in the same vein.

These are British ones. In America, one of the worst conversational crimes is “like”. I think even MacDonald poked fun at it in one of their advertisements.

Unfortunately I seem to pay more attention to these unintended senseless phrases than to the actual content of speaking. (Sigh…) People with these habitual phrases do not hear them while they speak. Probably most of us do not hear ourselves while speaking. I learn more about the speaker from the manner of speaking than what s/he says. The same goes with bodily gestures.

Dead flowersNoise Challenge #5: The Senses


They don’t make sound, do they? It is the other side of the same coin. The beauty is highlighted by its short life. I dream of their blossoms in another life in another form.

Breathing soundNoise Challenge #2: The Little Things

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breathing sound (edited)

The most important, but forgotten most of the time.