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Due to a rare eye condition, achromatopsia, Belfast-born artist and musician Neil Harbisson, who now resides in Catalonia, is only able to see the world in black and white.
However, using a device called an “eyeborg”, a cybernetic third eye that has been strapped to his head since 2004, he is able to detect 360 [...]
The theme for the Talent Campus at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival was “Some Like It Hot – Filmmakers as Entertainers”, and one of the highlights was a discussion with Walter Murch on the dynamics of sound in film that left the audience hanging on his every word:
“Think of sound as a fabric, smooth [...]
The Listening Project is a new initiative to create a space for ordinary members of the public to share their thoughts, opinions, memories and stories, using audio, via the BBC and have them preserved in one of the greatest libraries in the world.
We’re all encouraged to record and share the intimate conversations we’re having with [...]
Daredevil is one of my all time favourite comic book characters. He’s great.
The legend: when young Matt Murdock pushed a blind man out of the way of an oncoming truck, the vehicle crashed into a radioactive isotope which splashed the young lad in the face and blinded him. It could happen, right? Matt found that [...]
Following swiftly on from last Friday’s post about the first Delia Derbyshire Day on Saturday 12 January, in which we reminded you that The BBC Radiophonic Workshop is back, under the stewardship of electronic composer Matthew Herbert, Matthew is appearing on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 Music show this coming Sunday, 20 January (from 7am), [...]