20 THE POOH: BEDTIME STORIES WITH LXPTK2HOVQ9R642

20 THE POOH: BEDTIME STORIES WITH LXPTK2HOVQ9R642, A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Google Docs, Laptop Computer, 2016.

In June 2016, I began a practice of reading the same chapter of A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh to my computer as a bedtime story every night, while Google Docs listened and translated my words through a voice-typing tool.  The resulting screen-shot videos reflect my computer’s alternating ability and inability to understand my voice, English grammar and punctuation, and the structure of the story.  My own mistakes and stumbles while narrating the story complicate the resulting Google documents.  Each night's bedtime tale became a complex document reflecting both understanding and misunderstanding between myself and my laptop.  

 

20 THE POOH: BEDTIME STORIES WITH LXPTK2HOVQ9R642, A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Google Docs, Laptop Computer, 2016.