Vibrations let artist who sees black and white paint in color7/15/2012
As hard as it might be to imagine Beethoven composing symphonies without his hearing, Irish artist Neil Harbisson might have overcome an equally impressive disability for his art: painting while color-blind. Harbisson has a rare eye condition that means he literally sees only in black and white, and much like Beethoven felt the vibrations from his piano to help his hearing, Harbisson is using vibrations to recognize colors. With the help of a head-mounted computer, which he calls an “eyeborg,” Harbisson receives a different frequency for each color, finally giving him a full spectrum of vision. And just in case this wasn’t enough science fiction for you already, Harbisson’s next plan is to actually have the device implanted into his head, going from eyeborg to full out cyborg. [Source]
How would hearing colors change your daily life?