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CYBORG FOUNDATION

IS AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR THE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF PROJECTS RELATED TO THE CREATION OF NEW SENSES AND PERCEPTIONS BY APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO THE HUMAN BODY.

 

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE BECOME CYBORGS, PROMOTE CYBORG ART AND DEFEND CYBORG RIGHTS

 

DESIGN YOURSELF

Cyborgs are the union between cybernetics and organisms.

Since both are in exponential evolution the definition of cyborg is also in constant change.

We define cyborgism as the different types of relationships between technology and organisms.

There is a difference between the technology that allows you to know things and the technology that allows you to feel things.

Cyborg Foundation focuses on Artificial Senses (AS) where the stimuli is gathered by the technology but the intelligence is created by the human - as opposed to Artificial Intelligence (AI) where the intelligence is created by the machine itself.

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WHAT TO

IMPROVE?

ABILITIES

SENSES

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WHERE TO BE INSPIRED?

NATURE

TECHNOLOGY

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CONNECTING TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE

TECHNICIANS

DOCTORS & PSYCHOLOGISTS

OTHER CYBORGS

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PROTOTYPING WEARABLES

CONCEPTUALISE

BUILD YOUR PROTOTYPE

TEST IT

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IMPLANTING TECHNOLOGY

IMPLANT

ADAPT TO THE NEW INPUT

EVOLVE

CYBORG ART

The art of creating your own senses

CYBORG ART IS AN ARTISTIC MOVEMENT WHERE ARTISTS EXTEND THEIR SENSES BEYOND THEIR PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES BY APPLYING TECHNOLOGY INTO THEIR BODIES. THE ARTWORK OF A CYBORG ARTIST IS THE NEW SENSE, BUT IT’S AN ARTWORK THAT HAPPENS INSIDE THE ARTIST. THEY ARE THE ONLY AUDIENCE OF THEIR OWN ART.

 

In Cyborg Art; the artwork, the audience,

and the museum is all in the same body.

IF WE EXTEND OUR SENSES TO PERCEIVE OUR PLANET IN A DEEPER WAY, OUR BEHAVIOUR AND UNDERSTANDING TOWARDS IT WILL PROBABLY CHANGE. WE EXPERIENCE THE WORLD THROUGH OUR SENSES SO BY CREATING NEW SENSES OUR EXPERIENCE OF REALITY CHANGES, AND GETS DEEPER. WE BELIEVE THAT BY CREATING NEW SENSES WE REVEAL A REALITY THAT OUR NATURAL SENSES DON’T ALLOW US TO PERCEIVE. THAT’S WHY WE DON’T SUBSCRIBE TO VR (VIRTUAL REALITY) OR AR (AUGMENTED REALITY); AND INSTEAD AIM FOR RR, REVEALED REALITY.

 

"We are

the first generation

ABLE TO decide

what organs and senses WE WANT to have"

 

THE CYBORG BILL OF RIGHTS V1.0:

In 2016 together with electronic civil rights and civil liberties researcher and activist Rich MacKinnon, a list of Cyborg Civil Rights were proposed at SXSW. The rights exposed the redefinition and defence of cyborg civil liberties and the sanctity of cyborg bodies. It also foresaw a battle for the ownership, licensing, and control of augmented, alternative, and synthetic anatomies; the communication, data and telemetry produced by them; and the very definition of what it means to be human.

FREEDOM OF MORPHOLOGY

A person shall be free (speech clause) to express themselves through temporary or permanent adaptions, alterations, modifications, or augmentations to the shape or form of their bodies. Similarly, a person shall be free from coerced or otherwise involuntary morphological changes.

RIGHT TO BODILY SOVEREIGNTY

A person is entitled to dominion over intelligences and agents, and their activities, whether they are acting as permanent residents, visitors, registered aliens, trespassers, insurgents, or invaders within the person's body and its domain.

FREEDOM FROM DISASSEMBLY

A person shall enjoy the sanctity of bodily integrity and be free from unnecessary search, seizure, suspension or interruption of function, detachment, dismantling, or disassembly without due process.

EQUALITY FOR MUTANTS

A legally recognised mutant shall enjoy all the rights, benefits, and responsibilities extended to natural persons

RIGHT TO ORGANIC NATURALISATION

A person shall be free from exploitive or injurious 3rd party ownerships of vital and supporting bodily systems. A person is entitled to the reasonable accrual of ownership interest in 3rd party properties affixed, attached, embedded, implanted, injected, infused, or otherwise permanently integrated with a person's body for a long-term purpose.

HISTORY

Cyborg Foundation was created in 2010 by cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and  Moon Ribas  in order to help humans become cyborgs, defend the rights of cyborgs and promote cyborg art.​ First housed in Tecnocampus, Mataró, after winning the Cre@tic award by Tecnocampus; Cyborg Foundation moved soon after to Barcelona and then to New York in 2014.

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS CYBORG FOUNDATION HAS COLLABORATED WITH VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS BRAILLE WITHOUT BORDERS IN TIBET OR THE BLIND SOCIETY OF PICHICHA IN ECUADOR, BY OFFERING SONOCHROMATIC ANTENNAE SO THAT BLIND PEOPLE COULD EXPERIENCE COLOUR; MESA & CADEIRA IN BRAZIL, WITH WHOM THEY CREATED THE FIRST TRANSDENTAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM; AND WITH PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN THE NEW SCHOOL, SENSORIUM WORKS AND PIONEER WORKS IN NEW YORK, A PARTNERSHIP THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER CYBORG FUTURES, A RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE USE OF CYBERNETICS AS A BODY PART AND TO APPLY NEW SENSORY CAPABILITIES TO ART PRACTICES; AMONGST OTHERS.

 

CYBORG FOUNDATION'S LATEST PROJECT IS AN ASSOCIATION CALLED TRANSPECIES SOCIETY, BASED IN BARCELONA AND ​​FOUNDED BY ARTISTS NEIL HARBISSON, MOON RIBAS AND MANEL MUÑOZ. THE ASSOCIATION WAS CREATED IN 2017 IN ORDER TO GIVE VOICE TO PEOPLE WITH NON-HUMAN IDENTITIES, DEFEND THE RIGHT TO SELF-DESIGN AND OFFER THE CREATION OF NEW SENSES AND ORGANS IN COMMUNITY.