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TED Weekends hacks our sensesTED Weekends hacks our senses

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Does listening to music generate colors in your mind? Do bright, lively songs sound yellow or orange while darker, more somber ones sound dark blue and grey? Well, for artist Neil Harbisson, this happens the other way around. Colorblind since birth, Harbisson has sported an electronic eye since 2004 that fits over the top of […]


The sound of color: Neil Harbisson’s talk visualizedThe sound of color: Neil Harbisson’s talk visualized

Posted By Helen Walters

Colorblind artist Neil Harbisson is an intrepid “eyeborg” wearer. That’s a device that converts color into audible frequencies, meaning that Harbisson gets to hear a symphony of color, instead of seeing a world only in grayscale. Below, Harbisson’s talk from TEDGlobal 2012 gets the graphic treatment in a beautiful chart that shows precisely which colors sound which musical notes for him. This is […]


Behold, 6 real-life cyborgsBehold, 6 real-life cyborgs

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“I feel like a cyborg,” Neil Harbisson declares in a fascinating talk from TEDGlobal 2012. Born color-blind, Harbisson lived in a “grayscale world,” he says — until 2003, when he began working with computer scientist Adam Montandon on an electronic eye that renders color as sound. Always attached to him, the appliance allows Harbisson to […]


Listening to Picasso: Neil Harbisson at TEDGlobal2012Listening to Picasso: Neil Harbisson at TEDGlobal2012

Posted By Helen Walters

“I’ve never seen color and I don’t know what color looks like. I come from a grayscale world,” says artist Neil Harbisson, to gasps from the audience. Yet this is not an “oh me miserum” story. Instead, Harbisson is here to tell us that in 2003, he started a collaborative project to create an electronic eye to […]