Category Archives: Health
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. Neil Harbisson’s “eyeborg” allows him to hear colors, even those beyond the range of sight, such as ultraviolet and infrared frequencies.
His story is unbelievable; a remarkable use of modern technology. This is just one example of a growing trend of technology integration with our biological “hardware”. I want to talk about encouraging the innovation that will push the boundaries between technology and our world. To do this, we have to start designing for our bodies, for our native ecosystems. There is a lot of material in this post, so make sure you catch all of the exciting developments! Listen to Neil’s story, and get excited! Continue reading
I am really bad at being healthy. Exercise? Diet? Healthy lifestyle? My motivation is always low. One of the talks at TEDxJNJ was about looking at why it is so hard to be healthy. It’s not like we don’t know what’s good for us. Implementing a lifestyle that we know is healthier than our current one always falls to the wayside. Is it because we lack the energy, or the time, to be healthy? In the spirit of the new year, and new year’s resolutions, let’s talk about how to get over the procrastination hump and start living healthier, based on a talk from the TEDxJNJ Main Event on 12/12/12. Continue reading