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Thursday, May 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A Cyborg's Synaesthetic Pedicure

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A cyborgacoustic performance featuring Neil Harbisson, a man with a cybernetic eye permanently attached to his head that allows him to hear the frequencies of colors through bone conduction, including infrareds and ultraviolets.
Harbisson paints Pau Riba’s toes, and amplifies the sound of the colors on Pau’s nails. Pau sings in concert with the sound of the colors on his toe nails.

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Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson is a contemporary artist, composer, and cyborg activist, known for his ability to hear and perceive colors outside the ability of human vision. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allowed him to see in greyscale. In 2003, he took part in the... Read More →
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Pau Riba

Descendant of a Catalan bourgeois family—he is a grandson of the poet and humanist Carles Riba and of the poet Clementina Arderiu—Pau Riba was born in a puritan, Christian, literate and Catalanist environment. However, he has been an alternative cultural referent: Iconoclastic... Read More →

Program Themes
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Humans have long sought to transform nature, using tools to modify the environment around us or enhancing our own bodies to adapt in this world. Technology today continues to open up new spaces for transformative and transcendent experiences of life itself. From AI to augmented reality... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre