The Resource Speak: : a novel, Louisa Hall, (electronic resource)

Speak: : a novel, Louisa Hall, (electronic resource)

Label
Speak: : a novel
Title
Speak:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louisa Hall
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence-illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding. In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century, to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be less than fully alive. A young Puritan woman travels to the New World with her unwanted new husband. Alan Turing, the renowned mathematician and code breaker, writes letters to his best friend's mother. A Jewish refugee and professor of computer science struggles to reconnect with his increasingly detached wife. An isolated and traumatized young girl exchanges messages with an intelligent software program. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for creating illegal lifelike dolls. Each of these characters is attempting to communicate across gaps-to estranged spouses, lost friends, future readers, or a computer program that may or may not understand them. In dazzling and electrifying prose, Louisa Hall explores how the chasm between computer and human-shrinking rapidly with today's technological advances-echoes the gaps that exist between ordinary people. Though each speaks from a distinct place and moment in time, all five characters share the need to express themselves while simultaneously wondering if they will ever be heard, or understood
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1982-
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Hall, Louisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Adrienne Rusk and five others
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rusk, Adrienne
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  • Puritan women
  • Mathematicians
  • Jewish refugees
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Expression (Philosophy)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Speak: : a novel, Louisa Hall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587738
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587738
Dimensions
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 17 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587738
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Speak: : a novel, Louisa Hall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587738
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587738
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 17 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587738
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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