A cyborg (short for “cybernetic organism”) is a being with both organic and bio mechanic parts. Cyborg activist Neil Harbisson and choreographer Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Foundation in 2010.

Harbisson was born with achromatopsia and could only see in grey scale.  He has co-designed an electronic eye that allows him to experience basic colours as bone conducted vibrations. Moon, has an implant that enables her to register global earthquake tremors.

The day’s programme will feature an AV set from Neil Harbisson (which will take place in The Giant Screen cinema auditorium) and the dance work Waiting For Earthquakes by Moon Ribas (previewed below).

Neil Harbission and Moon Ribas, founders of The Cyborg Foundation eloquently challenge preconceived notions of what is natural.

Neil says:

Having an antenna makes me feel closer to insects, hearing through bone conduction makes me feel closer to dolphins, perceiving ultraviolet makes me feel closer to bees.

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