Neil Harbisson is the first person on the planet to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature — in his UK passport, he’s wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. The color-blind artist says the eyeborg allows him to see color, and he wants to help other cyborgs like himself gain more rights.
Harbisson was born with a condition called achromatopsia, which means he sees everythingin shades of gray. It’s kind of like watching the world go by on a black-and-white monitor when everybody else has full color HD screens. He’s missing out on safety cues like the color of traffic lights, but more importantly he felt like he was missing an aesthetic sense of his environment. As an artist, he’s acutely aware of how aesthetics affect people’s moods and behavior — and so, nearly a decade ago, he set out to augment himself to see what other people see.
The result is that he sees in a way that nobody has seen before. His eyeborg attachment converts colors around him into soundwaves, which are transmitted to his inner ear via a vibration mechanism on the back of his skull. Essentially, Harbisson hears and feels colors:
"Each colour has a specific frequency that I can hear because of the Eyeborg. Infrared is the lowest sound and ultraviolet is the highest sound. I hear them through bone conduction. Basically, the sound goes to the back of the head and then my inner ear hears the different sine waves."
You need to watch his TED Talk:http://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color.html
WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE FINAL CUT.
Or even the Special Editions. This is GREAT.
C3PO YOU FUCKER
I have a new favorite Star Wars moment.
and the trooper with the door controls was like “nopenopenopenope”
THIS SHOW HAS WON 10 EMMY AWARDS
there’s a swag in my boot
I find this picture to be actually quite interesting! Why? Ok so um grab ya hat! Ok, so our dear Sniper from TF2 is voiced by John Patrick Lowrie, who is married to the wonderful Ellen McLain who does the voice for not only the administrator but also.. GLaDOS! Now get why I’m like holy shit! that they’ve been drawn together? Oh it gets better! That book GLaDOS is reading?? It’s a SciFi novel written by Mr. Lowrie called Dancing with Eternity! :3 pretty neat huh?
Also they both do voice work in Half-Life 2 as well :D
relationship status: (drives through the night while 80s synthpop plays in the background)
Krieger: Don’t be nervous, I’m not going to rape you.
Archer: Jesus Christ! But you were going to flay me like a perch?
Krieger: No, that’s a wet suit.
Archer: -of human flesh?
Krieger: Neoprene. I’m a certified diver.
Archer. Why is it skin colored.
Krieger: Well, it’s not if you;re…
Towels make erections look much more impressive than they are.
More on that story later
Does not being able to move, or do anything all day even though you were supposed to be in three rehearsals and, like, eat food and stuff, imply depression? Or could this still be PTSD? Discuss.
have you ever seen someone’s face and just wanted to look at them forever