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Neil Harbisson, the first cyborg artist in the world - WTF fun facts

from The Huffington Post

LOOK: The Sound Of Colors

This week's TEDWeekends theme is 'Hacking Our Senses,' and below you will find a visual representation of colorblind artist Neil Harbisson's talk on how he can 'hear' colors.


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Neil Harbisson: I listen to color. nice final statement

"People will start becoming technology", Human Cyborg.

Neil Harbisson has created a device which allows him to hear colours.

from BBC News

Neil Harbisson: The man who hears colour

"The man who hears colour" "I do not wear technology. I AM technology." He can WEAR SONGS. This is nuts.


Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a sensory device that translates colours into sounds, which Harbisson, the world’s first officially recognized cyborg, wears at all times.


Thanks to the antenna implanted in his skull, Neil Harbisson can hear images and paint sounds.