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Hacking Our Senses

Drones That Combat Malaria

Dr. Bart Knols | Posted 08.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Bart Knols

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCan we benefit from the high-tech war industry or even the infamous U.S. Star Wars program? Intellectual Ventures' CEO and Founder Nathan Myhrvold believes we can, by shooting mosquitoes from the sky with laser beams.

From Nano To Nature

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Most individuals say they never realized such empowerment was possible, but once they experience it, they can't imagine living any other way.


Maureen Seaberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Maureen Seaberg

Like the delightful Neil Harbisson, I associate color with sound, except it's in my own head. I am a synesthete. I navigate a plane of extraordinary spectrums that is an embarrassment of riches: there are lit, motile, tactile and temperate hues of unending subtlety are all around me.

Extending Our Senses

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 09.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Susanne Mentzer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSometimes what seems logical is illogical when producing a sound. We are not out of breath at the end of a phrase. We just need to convince our brains of this and find other ways to access the air.

The Many Shades of 'D'

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Mohammed Fairouz

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFor me, pitches, tones and keys are more than just about sympathetic vibrations, open strings and other technicalities of physics and orchestration. A pitch suggests a color and an atmosphere.

When Impairments Are Accommodated

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ariane Zurcher

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShouldn't we accommodate all people whether the devices they use are to communicate -- eyeglasses to see, wheelchairs to move, hearing aids to hear, service animals to guide or calm or, as is the case with Neil Harbisson, the device he created to hear color?

LOOK: The Sound Of Colors

Neil Harbisson | Posted 07.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Neil Harbisson

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 h...

It's Not Easy Being Green: Living With Autism And Synesthesia

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 12.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Chantal Sicile-Kira

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOne morning Jeremy woke up with a big grin on his face. He spelled out on his letterboard, "I dreamt I painted your personality and I have to say it was purple and very lively."

Hearing Words In Music

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'd never imagined blues like that -- upbeat and exquisite. It seemed somehow to give a nod to all of life's sadness without giving in to any of it.

A Seemingly Insane Idea That Actually Struck Gold

Ben Thomas | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCould we create completely new senses unlike anything in human experience? What would it be like to experience such senses?

WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color

Neil Harbisson | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Neil Harbisson

2013-07-25-harbissonpull.jpgI don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.