Neil Harbisson

Thought / Reino Unido

Neil Harbisson is a British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows you to perceive visible and invisible colors such as infrared and ultraviolet through sound waves. The antenna’s Internet connection allows you to receive colors from space, as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly to your head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites. Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, feels that both his mind and body are linked to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel like he’s using technology, instead he feels it’s technology. His works of art investigate the relationship between color and sound, they experience the limits of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression through sensory extensions. In 2010 he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help human beings become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as a social and artistic movement.


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The risk of being human2021-09-18 16:30:00PortoSaber mais

Participating in MEXE

• To participate in the actions it is mandatory to pick up a ticket at the spaces where they take place. The following projects are exceptions: Herbário Anticolonial and AS BRAVAS: um manifesto, for which registration must be made through

• Exceptions are the actions presented at Culturgest, CRL - Central Electric, Teatro Carlos Alberto/TNSJ, Teatro Municipal do Porto.Campo Alegre and Teatro Viriato.

• The ticket office will only be available one hour before the start of the performances, at the venue where they take place.

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