Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

Cyborg. Visual Artist

Language:

Catalan, English, Spanish

Topics

Specific topics

Artificial IntelligenceArtificial intelligenceArtsCultureDiversityInnovationScienceartschangechange managementculturedesign thinkingdiversityinnovationinspirationperformanceroboticsscience

Neil Harbisson is a british-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognised as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colours from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites. Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions. In 2010 he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organisation that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as a social and artistic movement.

Related speakers

Will Smith

Will Smith

Actor, producer and musician. Two-time Oscar nominee and Grammy winner

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson

Entrepreneur, pilot and Lead Singer of Iron Maiden.

Alexander Bard

Alexander Bard

Swedish cyberphilosopher, music producer and highly sought-after international speaker

Shane Cragun

Shane Cragun

Expert on Leadership for the Age of Disruption

Sophia the AI Robot

Sophia the AI Robot

Most advanced and celebrated robot endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity.

Karla Ruiz Cofiño

Karla Ruiz Cofiño

Digital strategist and social media specialist, entrepreneur, speaker, social activist and woman advocate.

Gema Hassen-Bey

Gema Hassen-Bey

Elite athlete, communicator and social entrepreneur

Ken Segall

Ken Segall

Creative executive. The man who put the ‘i’ in the names of Apple products.

CONTRATAR CONFERENCIANTE








    Your data will be processed by THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. to manage your contact with us. Our registered office is located in Madrid, C/ Velázquez, 24 - 7th floor, C.P.:28001 and our is NIF B-83220475

    Adding your email address, means you have read and accepted the policy of How THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. treads your data and you consent the processing of your data.