Human beings can show deviations from standard physiological/mental norms called “disabilities” by birth or in time. Artists with similar deviations, reflected their dissimilitaries to art as an echo of their perception of the universe, reached artistic authenticity and existed with their unique and pioneering identities by creating art movements. Artist Neil Harbisson who has by birth achromatopsia challenged perceptual norms by bringing together Art and Science. Harbisson never needed color for his art or daily life. But when situations requiring color knowledge met his curiosity, he invented his own solution. Recent scientific developments allow to eliminate most of the obsctacles with supports such as prosthesis, implants, special glasses. Harbisson heared colors with a system consisted of a sensor, which receives color frequencies, linked to a chip transplanted in his brain, which translates the color data to voice data. Pioneer of the Cyborg Art, Harbisson combined paint and music; created in various fields and also as an activist championed human sustainibility through adaptation to Nature. This study will show that instead of consuming the Earth according to their arbitrary needs, human beings can protect their existence, resources, widen their perception of the universe by transforming themselves with Art and Science.
Keywords: Art, science, disability, technology, cyborg, sustainability, authenticity