My third project for New Media & New Technologies and first Android app.
For centuries the ability to remember and recite complete monologues Ad verbatim was considered to be one of the most important intellectual virtues. With the development of technologies as the script, this mental ability has gone lost, just as Socrates already warned us for in Plato’s Phaedrus.
The Android app Ad verbatim aims to restore this ability to recite. The app uses voice recognition and keywords to generate context sensitive quotes from famous scholars. The app continuously suggests quotes that seem proper to mention by searching its database for keywords. The app aims to have an active role in extending our memory.