Finding Edges

by Shay Xayalith

‘Finding Edges’ explores the diagrammatic aspects of spoken word — the qualities of speech that are present in our verbal sentence structure, which are revealed through communication. These edges are the outcomes of actions we tend to unconsciously enact in how we communicate in speech, and add a specific communicative edge to our sentences. This project works with a 30-second clip of audio, narrated by Stephen Fry for ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (mainly chosen out of pure enjoyment), producing a series of 3 different explorations that aim to visualise the hidden edges of speech.

1. Verbal Punctuation

2. Data Terrain

3. Sound of Silence