This ballsy, marbleous machine was built by Martin Molin, who also composed the music, for the band Wintergatan.
The Marble Machine
They’re on the weird side, but with a fascinating notion: their “art lies in the creation of their own senses.”
This is Neil Harbisson. That thing on his head is an antennae he had planted IN HIS SKULL.
The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.
This is Moon Ribas (way to go, mom and dad). She has connected her elbows to global seismic sensors. She is developing a “motion sense” for planetary movement.
She gives performances, Waiting for Earthquakes, where she stands, waiting for earthquakes. If there is no earthquake she just stands.
It’s hard to describe this without snark because WTF. BUT… amazing. And bold.
And there are civil rights issues. Apparently people see them and freak the fuck out. WHICH IS BIGOTRY and they’re fighting it.
Hopefully they don’t aspire to Star Trek villainy.
To advance the cause of cyborgery Moon and Neil have a Cyborg Foundation.
Neil Harbisson website site web
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