He scans the eyes, hair and skin color of his subjects and works the individual notes into a musical chord. Harbisson explained, “Prince Charles noticed my electronic eye so, I politely asked him if I could listen to his face.” Apparently Prince Charles' lips sounded like a high E [a blue blood? --njg]. But his hair was almost inaudible—musically thin due to male-pattern baldness.
Some notable quotes from a recent BBC Outlook interview:
- Color as words are "really, really, really, impossible to understand"
- "Color has a frequency that we can't hear"
- "Red is between F and F#" [? I would've thought it was A/A#. --njg]
- "I hear the color through my bones, not through my ears"
- The BBC interviewer's voice is "between orange and red"
- Neil's fave "color" is Aubergine, which has a high pitched tone
- "White is silent" [? I would've thought that was black. --njg]
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