The sound of color: Neil Harbisson’s talk visualized

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Neil Harbisson: I listen to colorNeil Harbisson: I listen to colorColorblind artist Neil Harbisson is an intrepid “eyeborg” wearer. That’s a device that converts color into audible frequencies, meaning that Harbisson gets to hear a symphony of color, instead of seeing a world only in grayscale. Below, Harbisson’s talk from TEDGlobal 2012 gets the graphic treatment in a beautiful chart that shows precisely which colors sound which musical notes for him.

This is our  second experiment in  partnership with Brazilian magazine Superinteressante. Each month, the magazine’s editors take a classic TED Talk and give it a visual whirl. Our thanks to Cristine Krist and Ricardo Davino for shedding whole new, er, light on this talk, which you can see in full here. (See the first infographic in this series, illustrating David Blaine’s experiment to hold his breath for an astonishing 17 minutes.)

Neil-Harbisson-visualized

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