Neil Harbisson: The Catalan Cyborg Fighting for the Right to Have New Senses & the Right to Be Independent

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Neil Harbisson cyborg and Catalan independence

Resistance from the establishment is something with which Harbisson is familiar. Since he was a child growing up in Barcelona he has believed that the Catalan people have the right to be independent. On the day of the Catalan vote last November he posted a photograph of himself on Facebook; he was casting his vote and the caption below read “One of the most exciting days of my life today, millions of Catalans voting for the independence of Catalonia.”

Bella Caledonia spoke with Harbisson to find out more about his thoughts on Catalan independence and global pro-democracy movements – and to ask if, and how, this connects to the right to be a cyborg.

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