Postconscio.us – an experiment from Berlin-based designer and developer Andrew McCarthy, The Verge reported – will read tweets to users. You enter a topic in Twitter search and it reads back the tweets it finds using Speech Cloud – after stripping handles and URLs from them. Reverb is added using Reverb.js, according to the website’s “about” section.
Another inspiration for the site is Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold.
McCarthy pointed The Verge to a line where Herzog posits that if artificial intelligence were sentient, it wouldn’t necessarily tell humans.