Franco Bifo Berardi reading one of the program scripts from the book that attempts to send a greeting to every server on the Internet, (Note: Ignore the Neidich description as it is wrong.)

Some code songs:

Inspired by Speaking Code, Nick Collins has created some songs for soprano and piano. See

Referenced in the book, Daisy Bell was originally written by Harry Dacre in 1892, and was made famous in 1962 by John Kelly, Max Mathews, and Carol Lockbaum as the first example of musical speech synthesis. It was also sung in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) by HAL, a computer capable of speech. The song was since reworked by Aaron Koblin and Daniel Massey in their Bicycle Built for Two Thousand (2009), synthesized with a distributed system of human voices.

Various attempts to encode human speech (including the vocoder) are included in INTERRUPTIONS #13: The inhuman voice, curated by Genís Segarra (for Radio Web MACBA).
Text and playlist:

More on esolangs:

Making reference to Speaking Code, Daniel Temkin has written the essay “Brainfuck” for New Media Caucus, Spring 2013, v.00 n.01; available at

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