You Can Say


Originally created as a 30 minute audio track for You Can Say “Reset the Room” at BROWNIE Project, this version was screened at Liquid Architecture’s Machine Listening event at Unsound Festival. This voice clone was trained on a set of audio recordings of my own voice. This is a #wip in a series of works experimenting with vocal cloning and the way algorithms teach us how to interact with them, and by extension, with each other.


You can say "What time is it?"

You can say "What day is it?"

You can say "What am I doing tomorrow? What am I doing next month? What am I doing next year?"

You can say "Wake me up every day at 7am. Put me to sleep every day at 11pm."

You can say “Start playing the news.”

You can say "Will it rain today? Are there any natural disasters expected today? Is it safe to go outside?"

You can say “Stop playing the news.”

You can say "What are my reminders?"

You can say “Change my contact lenses.”

You can say "Play the song of the day. Play the next song. Play the last song on repeat indefinitely."

You can say “Does my hair look ok? Does my outfit look ok? Does my expression look ok?”

You can say "Buy more deodorant."

You can say "Where’s my stuff?"

You can say “What song is this? Like this song.”

You can say “Show me my selfees.”

You can say "Tell me more."

You can say "Unmute me. Turn on my camera."

You can say "Go back 45 seconds."

You can say "Fast forward three minutes. Repeat the last minute."

You can say “Find my iphone. Find my car. Find my friends.”

You can say “Who is near me? What else is around me?”

You can say “Compose an email. Send an email. Reply to an email with sounds good.”

You can say "Call me in sick. Ask my boss for a raise. Find me a new job."

You can say "What are my too doos? Create a new list. Delete all my other lists."

You can say "What are today’s deals?"

You can say "Tell me to go outside once a day."

You can say “Tell someone I’m on my way. Tell someone I’m going to be late. Tell someone I want more.”

You can say “Talk to my mom.”

You can say “Delete all my contacts.”

You can say “Like this post. Like that. Like this. Like this. Scroll.”

You can say “Review my history.”

You can say “Help.”

You can say "Order me dinner."

You can say "Lock the front door. Lock the bedroom door."

You can say "Set a sleep timer for 45 minutes. Set my sleep quality to good. Set my dreams to on."

You can say "Tuck me into bed. Turn off all my alarms."

You can say “I want to know you better.”

You can say "Stay with me and reed me stories until I fall asleep"

You can say “How are you? Close the curtains.”

You can say "Dim the lights to 50%."

You can say "Delete what I said today. Delete what I just said."

You can say "Tell me what to do."

You can say “I can’t think of anything to say.”

You can say “Talk to me. Listen to me. How do I stop worrying?”

You can say "Change the channel.”

You can say "You're misunderstanding. You've misunderstood."

You can say "Sorry, I didn't quite get that."

You can say "Please try again. Please try again."

You can say "Stop talking. Turn the volume down."

You can say "I can't answer that."