Neil Harbisson Living Cyborg

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.

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Landscape, a Slightly Different View

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Keith Salmon is a landscape painter who lives in Scotland. Visually impaired, Keith has spent years creating sweeping images on the Scottish highlands. Keith is working with researcher Neel Joshi and others to create an interactive audio and visual installation based on recently developed sonification technology.

Keith spoke recently at Microsoft Research about his work, about ways in which visual impairment has affected his art practice, and his excitement in working with the sonification technology.

Here is that lecture.

What is studio99?

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Microsoft Research‘s studio99 aims to introduce artistic perspectives, processes, and values in the work of our organization.

studio99 seeks to build collaborations between researchers/engineers and artists/designers to create beautiful and innovative experiences that inspire new ways of thinking about existing and future scientific challenges.

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