I am very pleased to find this on my former university’s website. The very cool Neil Harbisson who I wrote about in my last blog post has been appointed as designer in residence at St Martins – in my old department! How cool is that? Very interesting, that we think along the same lines, the MA course and I..
From the website:
MA Material Futures is honored to announce the appointment of Cyborg Neil Harbisson as MA MF Designer in Residence !
Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist, musician, and cyborg activist best known for his self-extended ability to hear colours and to perceive colours outside the ability of human vision. In 2004 he became the first person in the world to wear an eyeborg. The inclusion of the eyeborg on his passport photo has been claimed by some to be official recognition of Harbisson as a cyborg. Colour and the use of technology as an extension of the performer are the central themes in Harbisson’s work. In 2010, he founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation to help humans become cyborgs.