The prosthetic voice

When Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw—and, thus, his voice—to cancer, the text-​​​​to-​​​​speech com­pany Cere­Proc cre­ated a syn­thetic voice that would be custom-​​​​made for the film critic. The com­put­er­ized voice, … read more »

The Hidden World of the Typewriter

I met Sobo­roff in Boston, where a curated selec­tion of his type­writers is being dis­played at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. The col­lec­tion rou­tinely tours, and people can type on their favorite luminary’s machine for … read more »