Neil Harbisson

World's first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation
Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

World's first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation

Biography

“We need to get used to seeing humans with antennas sticking out of their heads.”

The world’s first cyborg, Neil Harbisson was the first person ever to have an antenna implanted in his skull. Born with complete colour-blindness, the artist’s wifi and bluetooth enabled antenna translates different wavelengths into vibrations on his skull, which allows him to perceive colours as sound. He is the prime example of how humans can physically embrace technological augmentation and adapt to our changing world of work.

Are cyborgs the next stage of our evolution as human beings? Join Neil as he closes the Festival of Work with his keynote on “The Renaissance of our Species – Discovering the Integration between Humans and Machines”.