Adam Montandon & Neil Harbisson /
The collaboration between Adam Montandon and Neil Harbisson resulted in the Eyeborg. Version 1.0 exhibited in the Future History exhibition was produced in Director and uses a webcam to play tones in response to colour input. This was developed into prosthesis worn by Harbisson now that it is surgically attached to his head. Eyeborg allows Harbisson to experience colour through sound, something so subtly demonstrated by Richard Madeley in the extract from Richard and Judy.
Adam Montandon: Is a Product Designer and innovator at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He is the author of The Awesome Department and Co-founder of Factory of Imagination – Scandinavia’s largest imagination event. As an expert at SDU in Denmark, he has given inspiring keynotes at many universities and events around the world. Highlights include the prestigious Royal Institute of Science in London, Berkeley University in California, Transmedial in Berlin, MipTV in Cannes, TEDxLinz in Austria, and many more.
Neil Harbisson: identifies himself both as a cyborg; he feels he is technology, and as a transpecies; he no longer feels 100% human. His artwork explores identity, human perception, the connection between sight and sound and the use of artistic expression via new sensory inputs.
In 2010 he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organisation that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborg art. In 2017 he co-founded the Transpecies Society, an association that gives voice to people with non-human identities, defends the freedom of self-design and offers the creation of new senses and new organs in community.