A scholarly voice playground, Paperphone is an interactive audio application that processes voice and sound materials live and in-context. Designed to challenge the privileging of text over act in humanities scholarship, Paperphone is a performative platform for scholars to unravel the expressive potential of voice and audio in sharing academic works.

Paperphone is made to be discoverable. With Paperphone, we want to ignite a praxis-based opportunity for the scholar community to play with poetic and experimental forms of utterances and to explore the semiotics of voice-based effects.


We are committed to making this project as open-source as possible. The Paperphone Max patch (both editable and standalone versions) is downloadable from this site. The software  and supplementary texts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In addition, we transformed a CC-licensed image originally by Opensourceway.