Reflection on each of the TED talks and refer to the following questions:
- What was the purpose of watching these TED talks? - What did you learn from each talk? - What is your take on each of the talk?
Lucy McRae – How Can Technology Transform The Human Body?
Lucy McRae is a body architect, she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she designs her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, and a swallowed sweat perfume. It is an amazing experience for artists. She obviously has a unique way of looking at things. I like the idea of redefining the role of pheromones in human communication and interaction, and I think the coming decades are going to revolutionize human communication in many ways. It is also interesting to express her emotion and feeling with color. She used low technology but leaves you wondering what could she do with more high tech devices to cover her body with.
Neil Harbisson – I Listen To Color
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color, it is good wearable technology to him. I admire that Harbisson has a unique point of view in his life with this technology. Sound waves touching the ear drum or vibrating the scalp in a way similar to light waves touching the eyes. It would be interesting to see a brain scan and see where he is interpreting the sounds and vibrations. On the other hand, I am skeptical about there are many color in our world and we create different color all the time, such as China blue, Nerdo grey, Carrera white etc. But it still bring the benefits to people who are color-blind by ensuring their safety in some situations.
Channel 4 – Prototype: The Making Of
This video shows that the girl Modesta uses her “weakness” into the fashion field or to be her strength. She’s telling her story, and it happens to be one that’ll inspire many great things and hopefully positive changes. I loved the prosthetic used in the video, especially the spike leg. Such a strong, powerful, gorgeous image! Her outfits and hairstyles are also stunning! She’s inspiring, but it’s not that she specifically set out with that goal in mind—to change the definition of ‘disability.’ I think it’s so fascinating that she approaches being an amputee as empowering rather than limiting, and that having the part of her leg removed that was hindering her progress allowed her to gain rather than lose something. She is very cool, as is the creative team she worked with.