26 January 2012

Well now, that's rather different.

A performance artist who had a "third ear" surgically implanted in his arm has won a prize for excellence in the field of digital and electronic art. Stelios Arcadiou, known as Stelarc, a visiting professor at Brunel University, had the cell-cultivated organ implanted under the skin on his forearm. He aims to use a miniature microphone to broadcast what it "hears" via the internet. The Australian artist, who is Brunel's chair in performance art, was awarded €10,000 (£8,400) as winner of a Golden Nica for Hybrid Art in the Prix Ars Electronica 2010.


  1. Howdy Lyn, I couldn't have said it better.

    I remember reading about this guy a couple of years ago..

    Here is a web page to his "Art" ( cough cough )


  2. Makes me wonder what I can implant to get this year's award, Angie.


  3. I don't get this form of art.... truly I don't lol.

    Still impressed to read it can actually *hear* anything... Never actually thought about it but... I would have imagined it needed certain connections to the brain....

  4. sorry but im not going to even read more about it, my stomach turned when i saw the photo lol