Using mobile technology, British-born color-blind Harbisson composes and conducts a unique musical experience that’s electronically translated from a camera that he wears from his forehead. The electronic eye interpret colours into different musical frequencies and for us to experience how a cyborg hears colours, he developed an app called Eyeborg. Not to mention, that Palau’s Youth Choir and the Catalan Quartic String Quartet performed his musical score, playing and singing notes based only on the colours they saw on the tablet devices in front of them.
The Eyeborg app is a mobile Android application that enables users to experience of being a cyborg like Neil Harbisson. You can listen to the sound of colours and create and share your own colour scores. Primarily, it converts colour to sound using the phone’s camera and hear it from your handset’s speaker. Capturing images and by just few pixels you’ll be able to listen into different colours.
As we’ve metioned earlier, Palau’s Youth Choir and the Catalan Quartic String Quartet performed his musical score based on the colours of the Palau de la Musica. Vodafone supports Harbisson’s ambition to demonstrate the potential for technology to enhance human experience as part of the company’s global Firsts programme. A programme about inspiring people to do something remarkable for the first time with the help of mobile technology.
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