What would a life with extra senses be like?
How would these extra senses help us understand the world, nature, outer space, each other better?
How could we not only use technology to achieve that, but become technology?
The world’s first government-recognised cyborg and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson is coming to São Paulo with his long-term collaborator, partner and choreographer Moon Ribas to work on a project that explores these questions and more during 6 days in September.
Neil and Moon founded The Cyborg Foundation in 2010, an international organization that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as a social and artistic movement.
They believe that, in order to increase our survival possibilities on Earth, we have to either change the extraterrestrial environment or change ourselves physically. Becoming a cyborg opens up the possibility of having additional organs, so by merging ourselves with technology we can become the designers of our own body and perception.
Neil and Moon are artists above all: so more concerned about how humans - or the species that will evolve from humans – feel and behave than on technology itself. You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with them, find out how they think and create, and in the process, expand your knowledge on the ways technology can relate to human body and mind and how we might be witnessing the start of our species’s renaissance.
In September, they will lead a group at Mesa&Cadeira to create a new application for Neil’s body.