Episode
November 27, 2014

The world's first cyborg

One artist had a camera-antenna implanted in his skull in order to 'listen' to colour.
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Artist Neil Harbisson is the world’s first human-cyborg. (PHOTO VIA DAN WILTON)

 
The world's first cyborg

One artist had a camera-antenna implanted in his skull in order to 'listen' to colour.Artist Neil Harbisson is the world’s first legally recognised human-cyborg. He was born completely colour blind. But with the help of a camera-antenna surgically fitted to his skull, he’s able to identify colours through sound frequencies. Neil’s device, called an Eyeborg, also has an Internet connection which means he can receive any type of information directly into his head.

Posted by The Stream on Friday, March 27, 2015

Artist Neil Harbisson is the world’s first legally recognised human-cyborg. He was born completely colour blind. But with the help of a camera-antenna surgically fitted to his skull, he’s able to identify colours through sound frequencies. Neil’s device, called an Eyeborg, also has an Internet connection which means he can receive any type of information directly into his head. Join us at 1930GMT as we discuss enhancing the senses through technology that can be embedded into the human body.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Neil Harbisson @NeilHarbisson
World's first legally recognised cyborg

BJ Murphy @SciTechJunkie
Writer, Serious Wonder
proactiontranshuman.wordpress.com

Isaac Dean Weber
Model

David Leighton
Television director

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