Sunday, 6 April 2014

Neil Harbisson: Listening to Colour

I absolutely ADORE TED talks. There are thousands online to watch and you always learn something from them. They are a good and "educational" way to pass the time. One of the best TED talks I have ever seen sits permanently at the top right hand corner of this blog. Do watch it.

This is another fascinating talk - by Neil Harbisson. He was born completely colour blind - everything he sees is grey. Until he learnt to HEAR colour. Yup - thats right. He can listen to colour. Its amazing.

I love the way he describes "listening to a Picasso and the supermarket became a nightclub - especially the cleaning aisle! Lady Gaga Salads, choosing clothes because they sound nice...."

What he says in the last 60 seconds is particularly meaningful too...

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