CYBORG: A DOCUMENTARY
Carey Born / United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Spain / 2023 / 87 min / World Premiere
Artist Neil Harbisson was born colour blind, but an antenna drilled into his skull enables him to hear colours 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 colour-blind, artist Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that enables him to hear colour and, along with his collaborators, he tours the world talking about being a cyborg – in fact, parts of Carey Born’s portrait road movie were filmed during CPH:DOX in 2014, where Harbisson was the festival’s special guest. 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.