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03/25/2013 08:03 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2013

Body Hacking: Sensory Perception & Technology As Art (VIDEO)

For thousands of years, people have been modifying their bodies. But have you ever thought about extending your senses beyond the limits of human nature? That's what body hackers do. And Madeline Schwartzman, professor at Barnard College and Parsons, has written a book featuring artistic examples of what happens when people improve the human apparatus with the aid of technology.

I spoke with her about how artists, scientists, and futurists are pushing the limits of our natural senses--sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch--by "hacking the body." When man and machine slowly merge, the results never cease to amaze.

Watch the video above or click the link below to read the full transcript. And don't forget to sound off in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Come on, talk nerdy to me!

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