Cyborg: A Documentary (Carey Born, 2023, Australia / Denmark / Spain / United Kingdom / United States, 87 min)
Artist Neil Harbisson was born color blind, but an antenna drilled into his skull enables him to hear colors and today he is the world’s first officially recognised cyborg. Meet a man who may be the prototype of the human of the future.
There are no others like Neil Harbisson out there – at least not yet. As the world’s first officially recognised cyborg, he is a unique creature and on a dedicated mission for the right to design himself. Born color-blind, artist Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that enables him to hear color and, along with his collaborators, he tours the world talking about being a cyborg. Unfortunately, not everyone shares Harbisson’s tech-optimism, and he has faced death threats from conservative zealots who see the symbiosis between man and machine as blasphemous. A film from the technological forefront about a cyborg who may be the prototype of the human of the future.