More than Human?
With Neil Harbisson, first person in the world to wear an eyeborg and founder of the the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation to help humans become cyborgs and Dr. Pete Moore, author of Enhancing Me: The Hope and the Hype of Human Enhancement.To register your interest and to receive call–in details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Neil Harbisson (27 July 1982) is a Catalan raised, Northern Ireland born contemporary artist, composer and cyborg activist best known for his self–extended ability to hear colours and to perceive colours outside the ability of human vision. In 2004 he became the first person in the world to wear an eyeborg. The inclusion of the eyeborg on his passport photo has been claimed by some to be official recognition of Harbisson as a cyborg. Colour and the use of technology as an extension of the performer, and not as part of the performance, are the central themes in Harbisson’s work. In 2010, he founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation to help humans become cyborgs.
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See also: neilharbisson.com
Dr Pete Moore
Pete Moore is a science communicator and author of more than a dozen books that reflect on the way that science and technology has had an impact on humanity. His latest “Enhancing me – the hope and hype of human enhancement” was published by Wiley, The Dana Centre and the Science Museum.
Over the last 15 years he has contributed to national and international publications, including ‘Nature’ and the ‘Journal of Biology’. He is developing a line in public speaking and has appeared on radio and television and has won 6 national awards for his work. Pete is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has worked as a rapporteur at private meetings in the House of Lords, and at St George’s House, Windsor Castle.
Pete is a visiting lecturer in ethics at Trinity College Bristol, and a Course Tutor on the Science Communication MSc course at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He was Chairman of the Medical Journalists’ Association from 2002–2005. He is a member of the Association of British Science Writers and of the Physiological Society.
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