Visiting Artist Speaker Series: Neil Harrbison and Moon Ribas – Microsoft Research
Neil Harbisson is an avant-garde artist and cyborg activist based in New York. He is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. His antenna uses audible vibrations in his skull to report information to him. This includes measurements of electromagnetic radiation, phone calls, music, as well as video or images which are translated into sound. His Wi-Fi enabled antenna also allows him to receive signals and data from satellites.
Moon Ribas is a cyborg and artist activist best known for developing and implanting an online seismic sensor in her elbow that allows her to feel earthquakes through vibrations. She is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization that encourages humans to become cyborgs and promotes cyborgism as an art movement.