Woman in a white art studio, wearing a white dress and hold a piece of plaster shaped like a bird. The table infront is full of plaster mouldings and the walls are covered in flat sculptures.
Extending your thought process into objects to create new knowledge

Cognition does not reside solely in the brain, our body and our world are also part of the cognitive process. While some actions are purely pragmatic and functional, such as switching a light on, ‘epistemic actions’ alter the world in order to aid our cognitive processes, for example rotating a…

Black and white photo of a young boy with short hair screaming into a large microphone.

As we perceive and understand our world through our senses they have taken on more intangible or metaphorical associations beyond their physical abilities. Our senses determine not just how we perceive reality functionally but also how we understand and interact with it socially and symbolically. …

Cyborg Artist Viktoria Modesta crouching down showing off her metal leg in a heel, wearing a long white trench coat
Cyborg Artist Viktoria Modesta

We have been seeing a rapid change in the landscape of identity - moving away from rigid binary boxes, particularly when it comes to gender. We are slowly becoming a society which embraces the plurality of identity and self-definition — or are moving away from definitions altogether. In the world…

Photo of the torso and arm of a heavily tattooed woman lifting a weight

The body is political. It has been described as a ‘tomb’ (Plato), a ‘temple’ (Saint Paul), a ‘machine’ (Descartes), and the self (‘I am my body’ — Sartre). Our body can represent our identity, our past, our race, gender and status, and be a symbol for our society. However, how…

Headphones with ears on the inside, and body map of implanted devices. Anthropomorphic Sensory Augmentation by Lesley-Ann Daly
‘Anthropomorphic Sensory Augmentation’ — network of implanted devices, by Lesley-Ann Daly, 2016

From seeing hidden colours of the light spectrum to understanding information through our skin, Sensory Augmentation devices merge the human with technology to open up new sensory abilities — and the possibilities are potentially endless. In previous blogs we have looked at several people who already use the technology and…

Multicoloured corridor

In a previous blog we explored Sensory Augmentation technology — a way to expand our perception of the world by merging with technology, giving us added sensory information about the world around us. Here are 5 people who have designed and created their own technology to do just that!


How to enhance your world with Sensory Augmentation technology

Mannequin chest with lots of plaster fingers reaching towards the NorthSense, a Sensory Augmentation device by CyborgNest
‘Commodification of Metamorphosis’ featuring the NorthSense device by CyborgNest — by Lesley-Ann Daly, 2018

What if you could feel infra-red light? Or hear colour? Or even read your Twitter posts through vibrations on your skin? And if you could, how would this new sensory information change how you perceive the world around you, or change…


A Neurotech Sensory Enhancement Company. cyborgnest.net

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