Rafel Duran Torrent‘s short film documentary CYBORG FOUNDATION pins the spotlight on Neil Harbisson and his all-hearing eyes. A technological innovation that shares relevant implications to our own future. More info after the jump!

“Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.

Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device. In 2010, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas created the CYBORG FOUNDATION, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs. The foundation has also experimented with other sensory devices, including an “earborg,” which translates sound into color, and a “speedborg,” which allows people to detect movement through electronic earrings that vibrate.”

Check out the full short down at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!


Rafel Duran Torrent
Focus Forward Films