Cancel is a service that allows people to transcribe and word-align audio and video. The resulting Hypertranscripts can be used to remix and share media.

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Impact statement

Audiovisual content containing the spoken word becomes much more accessible and discoverable when we couple it with a transcript. Making the transcript interactive adds another layer of accessibility, shareability, and remixability. Using speech-to-text and alignment services, we can create word-level-timed interactive transcripts, or “Hypertranscripts”. is intended as a complete ecosystem to allow the transcription, correction and alignment of transcripts, so they can be remixed into new forms using existing text-oriented paradigms. We promote media-literacy by removing the barrier to creating video-essays and other new forms of audiovisual expression. Because remixing is non-destructive, this allows people to remix remixes into new and expansive pieces.

Hyperaudio is a codebase as well as a service and has been used in projects such as Palestine Remix (, Studs Terkel Radio Archive ( and heavily inspired commercial projects such as Trint (


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