L’artiste Neil Harbisson est né avec un daltonisme absolu, mais aujourd’hui un appareil fixé sur sa tête transforme les couleurs en fréquences audibles. Au lieu de voir un monde en dégradé de gris, Harbisson peut “entendre” une symphonie de couleurs, et il peut même écouter les visages et les tableaux !
Born with the inability to see color, Neil Harbisson wears a prosthetic device — he calls it an “eyeborg” — that allows him to hear the spectrum, even those colors beyond the range of human sight. His unique experience of color informs his artwork — which, until he met cyberneticist Adam Montandon at a college lecture, was strictly black-and-white. By working with Montandon, and later with Peter Kese, Harbisson helped design a lightweight eyepiece that he wears on his forehead that transposes the light frequencies of color hues into sound frequencies.
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The sound of color : Neil Harbisson’s talk visualized
Colorblind artist Neil Harbisson is an intrepid “eyeborg” wearer. That’s a device that converts color into audible frequencies, meaning that Harbisson gets to hear a symphony of color, instead of seeing a world only in grayscale. Below, Harbisson’s talk from TEDGlobal 2012 gets the graphic treatment in a beautiful chart that shows precisely which colors sound which musical notes for him.
This is our second experiment in partnership with Brazilian magazine Superinteressante. Each month, the magazine’s editors take a classic TED Talk and give it a visual whirl. Our thanks to Cristine Krist and Ricardo Davino for shedding whole new, er, light on this talk, which you can see in full here. (See the first infographic in this series, illustrating David Blaine’s experiment to hold his breath for an astonishing 17 minutes.)