To a Stranger

{on hold for the time beeing}


Walt Whitman – 1819-1892

Passing stranger!

You do not know how longingly I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking,
(it comes to me as of a dream,)
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall’d as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured,
You grew up with me, were a boy with me or a girl with me,
I ate with you and slept with you, your body has become not yours only nor left my body mine only,
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass, you take of my beard, breast, hands, in return,
I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you when I sit alone or wake at night alone,
I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

Work-making scenario hypothesis / Work-making documentation

1_get the historical info

+ Find the info about each text-to-speak major update.

2_get the machines

+ Get hold of the Apple machines corresponding to each of the new major OS update release date corresponding to each of the major text-to-speech update (most of all ( well as many as I can))

+Install the OS versions on the machines

+ Get hold of each machine corresponding to each release text-to-speech. [keep in mind for V3 ]

+ Get hold of a machine corresponding to the fisrt release text-to-speech and of another machine corresponding the last version update of text to speech.

3_get the media

+ Record audio from of the poem read by all ( well most of all ( well as many as I can)) version of txt-to-speech on the machines correponding the time of the software release. ( With the machine’s own means )
+ Record audio from of the poem read by the two machines (With the machine’s own means )

Audio Test_1:
to_a_stranger_MacBookPro_13-inch_2020_Two Thunderbolt 3 ports_macOSCatalina_Version_10.15.5 (19F101)

Audio Test_2 with 2 machines at hand:
to_a_stranger_MacBookPro_13-inch_2020_Two Thunderbolt 3 ports_macOSCatalina_Version_10.15.5 (19F101) + to_a_stranger_MacBookPro_13-inch_mid_2012_macOSElCapitan_Version_10.11.6

[The elocution of the engine sounds similar but the hardware ( machine speakers ) make a real difference. ]

+ Get the machines to display the stuck/thinking machine GUI animation on top of the desktop.

+ Make a video of the stuck/thinking GUI behavior of each machine.

4_Edit the media

+ Edit a silent video loop loop the stuck/thinking machine behavior of each machine.

+ Edit the same videos adding the sound capture of the tex-to-speech version of the poem.

5_ Augment Enhance the machines

+ Make each machine able to know if a human is in front of her with the machine means, or same time tech, [if possible, if not I am doomed]

+Make each machine able to know if the human who was in front of her leaves with the machine means, or same time tech [if possible, if not I am doomed]

+ Make each machine display and loop by default the video of the silent stuck/thinking machine behavior capture full screen.

+ Make the machine display the video of the full screen loop of the stuck/thinking machine behavior + each of the sound capture of the text to speech version of the poem read the audio file of text to speech version of the poem a few seconds after a human that has past by her leaves.

+ Make the machine stop reading , if the human comes back ( 💭 « Oh, what the fuck « )display again the silent full screen loop of the stuck/thinking machine behavior.

6_display the work

+ Scatter the machines in a place where there are many other machines doing stuff.

+ See what happens.