Beyond Our Five Senses: Cyborg Nest’s Implants Can Make You Part-Machine

March 17, 2017

(Wired) – Moon Ribas can feel earthquakes. Thanks to a small vibrating sensor embedded above her elbow, the Barcelona-based artist can immediately detect seismic activity – no matter where she is in the world. “I knew that, with technology, I could perceive movement in a deeper way,” explains Ribas, 31. “It’s a new sense.” This isn’t the first time that Ribas – who describes herself as a cyborg – has changed her perceptions. Prior to her implant, she distorted her vision for three months using kaleidoscope glasses, and has worn earrings that vibrate depending on the speed of those moving behind her.

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