Cyborg art

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Cyborg art, also known as cyborgism,[1] is an art movement that began in the mid-2000s in Britain.[2] It is based on the creation and addition of new senses to the body via cybernetic implants[3] and the creation of art works through new senses.[4] Cyborg artworks are created by cyborg artists;[5] artists whose senses have been voluntarily enhanced through cybernetic implants.[6] Among the early artists shaping the cyborg art movement are Neil Harbisson, whose antenna implant allows him to perceive ultraviolet and infrared colours,[7] and Moon Ribas whose implants in her feet[8] allow her to feel earthquakes and moonquakes.[9] Other cyborg artists include:

  • Manel De Aguas, a Catalan photographer who developed fins that allow him to perceive atmospheric pressure, humidity and temperature through a couple of implants at each side of his head.[10]
  • Joe Dekni, an artist who has developed and installed a radar system in his head. The sensory system includes two implants in his cheekbones.[11]
  • Pau Prats, creator of a system that allows him to feel the ultraviolet ray levels that reach his skin.[12][13]
  • Alex Garcia, whose sensor installed in his chest allows him to feel the air quality levels around him.[14]
  • Kai Landre, a musician developing two implants to hear the sound of the particles affected by the collusion of cosmic rays.[15]

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  1. ^ Barbato, Massimo (2016-01-19). "The Art of Cybernetic Union - SERIOUS WONDER". Serious Wonder. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  2. ^ Jeffries, Stuart "Neil Harbisson, the world's first cyborg artist", The Guardian, 5 May 2014
  3. ^ "I Don't Have Artificial Body Parts, I Have Artistic Body Parts". The Huffington Post. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  4. ^ Else, Liz "Cyborg makes art using seventh sense", The New Scientist, 29 June 2012
  5. ^ Alexander, Neta (2015-05-26). "They Dance the Body Electric: Cyborg Artists Land in Central Israel". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  6. ^ Lee, Jennifer "A Surgical Implant for Seeing Colors Through Sound", The New York Times, 2 July 2012
  7. ^ NBC, "Last Call with Carson Daly" Archived 2016-04-12 at the Wayback Machine, 29 September 2014
  8. ^ Garcia, Gabriella "The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world", "Hopes&Fears", 17 de octubre 2015.
  9. ^ Davis, Sally. “Encounters with the Posthuman”, Nautilus, 29 April 2013.
  10. ^ Gabilondo, Pablo "El catalán que va a implantarse un barómetro para predecir el tiempo: "Quiero ser cíborg", El Confidencial, 13 August 2017
  11. ^ "A new Cyborg is Born, by Joe Dekni | momo-mag". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  12. ^ 20Minutos (2019-02-12). "Vídeo: El chico ultravioleta". - Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  13. ^ "Meet Pau Prats, the cyborg with a radiation sensing organ". Biohackinfo. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  14. ^ "La vida de los ciborgs: El adolescente que siente la contaminación". Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  15. ^ Graafstra, Viktoria Modesta, Neil Harbisson, Amal (2018-09-06). "Designing our bodies for the future". CNN Style. Retrieved 2019-07-06.