The first data recorded was the audio from David Hughes (name used with permission), a 17-year-old male born and raised in San Diego. Mr. Hughes was contacted by telephone and asked to read aloud two passages transmitted to him through email (to make Mr. Hughes's vocal interpretation spontaneous and uninfluenced), one passage of prose and one of poetry, shown below:
Friedmann made two very simple assertions about the universe: that the universe looks identical in whichever direction we look, and that this would also be true if we were observing the universe from anywhere else.
(from A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking)
Passage 2: When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," --that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
(from "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats)
The data gathered via telephone is shown below: