Eyeborg

The Eyeborg app is an experimental mobile application that converts the colors that your smartphone camera captures into sounds.

I developed the app for Android and iOS as part of a bigger multimedia project, Xip Multicolor. The project is a transmedia documentary about the life of Neil Harbisson, a real-life cyborg who has a condition that makes him see everything in black and white. Neil uses a device called Eyeborg to hear the colors instead of seeing them.

The app intends to recreate the metaphor of the phone being Neil's "Eyeborg". It enables the user to experiment through the phone the same sensations that Neil feels by capturing colours using the phone's camera, analyzing them and transforming them into a sound/frequency that will be played through the speaker. The app also lets you create art pieces by putting together different sounds and colors.