Harry Potter Animated Series
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
When I read the New York Times’ “debate” on whether I deserve a living wage
This reminds me of a debate with a family member about socialized health care where she was all “if you worked hard and got yourself a good job but still couldn’t afford a nice car/big house, wouldn’t you be frustrated?” To which I replied “yeah but if you had cancer and couldn’t afford to get treatment because you’re poor, wouldn’t you be dead?”
Human Scar CosplayCan we just applaud the facial expression, hair and makeup? Jesus fucking Christ, talk about effort
Now with hyenas!
This is the best thing I have ever seen
the trail to katniss’ heart is made of cheese buns
So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.
the greatest part of yesterdays episode. now wheres the womens part?
And that about sums it up.
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