Etikettarkiv: sound

Perceiving colour as sound

Did you know that the colour red equals a semitone between F and F sharp?

Thats one of the things contempory artist and cyborg Neil Harbisson told us at the award ceremony for Prisad Färg 2015. Harbisson was born completely colour blind, but an antenna attached to his head turns colours into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of colours — and even listen to faces and paintings.

Apparently the colours of the Swedish flag are  worth lending an ear to – Harbisson always dresses in colours that are pleasant to listen to.

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