Speaking to the Machine is a workshop as part of the elective of Amy Pickles, Ecstatic Speech. Our speaking and listening exercises involved our voices, a microphone, a computer, the open source speech to text software. We performed a collective writing exercise to gather our thoughts together. Writing for ten seconds at a time we passed our notes around, trying to follow one anothers ideas or continue our personal line of enquiry. We used these text bundles as material to make an aural, spoken composition, where we experimented with different voices, different ways of speaking into the machinea and ways to disguise our voice. We heard our echoes in the computer.