This week's TEDWeekends theme is 'Hacking Our Senses,' and below you will find a visual representation of colorblind artist Neil Harbisson's talk on how he can 'hear' colors.

This week's TEDWeekends theme is 'Hacking Our Senses,' and below you will find a visual representation of colorblind artist Neil Harbisson's talk on how he can 'hear' colors.

Our Let's Play Music students learn to "hear" Red, Blue, and Yellow colors (the I, IV, V chords) - we're not the only ones finding value in visualizing the colors we "hear".

Our Let's Play Music students learn to "hear" Red, Blue, and Yellow colors (the I, IV, V chords) - we're not the only ones finding value in visualizing the colors we "hear".

In 2003 Neil started a project with computer scientists to develop an electronic eye that is able to sense the color frequency in front of Neil and sends this frequency to a chip installed at the back of his head so he can hear the color through bone conduction.

In 2003 Neil started a project with computer scientists to develop an electronic eye that is able to sense the color frequency in front of Neil and sends this frequency to a chip installed at the back of his head so he can hear the color through bone conduction.

Synesthesia: Can you teach yourself to hear colors or see music ...

Synesthesia: Can you teach yourself to hear colors or see music ...

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. **

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. **

Good eyesight might seem to be a prerequisite for an artists but from Impressionist Edgar Degas to cyborg Neil Harbisson, colour blind artists replace clear sight with creative insights.

Good eyesight might seem to be a prerequisite for an artists but from Impressionist Edgar Degas to cyborg Neil Harbisson, colour blind artists replace clear sight with creative insights.

“Ahora yo no distingo entre compositores y pintores. Cuando voy a un museo es como si entrara a una sala de conciertos, y cuando voy a escuchar música es como si escuchara colores todo el rato. Se han unido dos artes de una forma completa”.   Neil Harbisson ve el mundo en blanco y negro …

“Ahora yo no distingo entre compositores y pintores. Cuando voy a un museo es como si entrara a una sala de conciertos, y cuando voy a escuchar música es como si escuchara colores todo el rato. Se han unido dos artes de una forma completa”. Neil Harbisson ve el mundo en blanco y negro …

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

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