Visiting Artist Speaker Series: Neil Harrbison

Date

July 13, 2016

Speaker

Neil Harrbison, Moon Ribas

Affiliation

Cyborg Foundation, Cyborg Foundation

Overview

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.