Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas

What's It Like To Be A Cyborg?

Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas

Talk: What's It Like To Be A Cyborg?

Meet the cyborgs. Neil Harbisson hears in colors through an antenna attached to his skull, and Moon Ribas choreographs earthquakes with a sensor in her elbow. "What's it like to be a cyborg" explores how two of the first human cyborgs in the world listen to sounds and dance to the rhythm of earthquakes. Neil, visual artist and composer, and choreographer Moon are the founders of the Cyborg Foundation and talk about their personal relation with cybernetics, and how technology changes their perception of life. At the end of the talk, they also do a short music performance using their cybernetic body extensions.

Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson, became the first person recognized by a government as a cyborg. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allows him to see the world in black and white. Since he was 20 years, he installed an electronic eye ("eyeborg") into his head that allows him to listen to colours.

Moon Ribas

Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing and implanting an online seismic sensor in her elbow that allows her to feel earthquakes through vibrations.

Cyborg Foundation

As humans connected to our environment there are several ways to experience our world throughout different interactions. The first step to start your relationship with technology it is to recognize how you would like to enhance your interaction with the environment.

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