A unique library project in India is helping people who are blind access books. Printed books are converted in audio formats so blind readers can listen to them, with the target audience students between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five....more
Posts Tagged: audio books
At the Atlantic, Joe Fassler speaks with author Kevin Barry about the future of fiction. According to Barry, the “best hope” for building interest in fiction in a world “distracted” by technology is through audio storytelling:
But one thing can still arrest us, slow us down, and stop us in our tracks: the human voice.
New audio preservation technology just opened a treasure trove at Harvard: thousands of recordings of influential poets reading their work, once feared too deteriorated to salvage, are now being recovered. As WBUR reports, the IRENE program takes high-res 3D photographs of old records deemed too fragile to play with an ordinary needle, which can then be digitally converted into audio without the risk of damaging the original vinyl....more
Did you know that it’s Audio Book Month? I’m going to guess you didn’t. It’s hard for me to imagine too many Rumpus readers habitually listening to books read aloud by other people, usually not the people who wrote the books....more