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TEDGlobal 2012 Neil Harbisson by Mind Map: TEDGlobal 2012
Neil Harbisson
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TEDGlobal 2012 Neil Harbisson


Neil Harbisson's "eyeborg" allows him to hear colors, even those beyond the range of sight.

born with total color blindness (name ...)

gray scale world

tv is still b&w

I can hear color

each color has a sound

electronic eye

he can hear colors

via a chip in is head

and a senor on his head


dream in in color

an extention of my brain is the sensor

life changed dramatically

i can listen to a picasso

like a concert

a supermarket is like a night club

cleaning product ale

dress in a way that is sounds good

today a c major

look at food

i can eat my favorite food

lady gaga salads

get kids to eat salad

eat songs

perceiving beaty

i hear someones face

sound portraits

relate people you normally would relate

princes charles have similarity with nicole kidman

effect: normal sounds become color

a telephone becomes green

mozart: looks a like a full color palet

transform speaches into color

difference between martin luther king & hitler speech

percieve 360 degree color

human vision is not good enough

humans: miss out

electric eye: can see more

perceive infrared

i can hear someone point a ifra red

ultraviolet is dangarous color: it can kill us

exented our senses

extent knowledge

life exciting: create apps for own body instead of mobile phones

which senses would you like to extentd: become a cyborg


Neil Harbisson

Sonochromatic Cyborg Artist