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Don’t assume he’s wearing a pair of old-fashioned pince-nez eyeglasses. Look more closely and you’ll see there’s nothing pinching the bridge of his nose. In fact, they’re attached by magnets on a steel rod that pierces the fleshy part above the bridge of his nose.

Photograph courtesy of James Sooy

How hardware hackers are remaking their bodies.

By Quinn Norton

THE TERM BODY MODIFICATION BRINGS to mind piercing and tattooing for cosmetic reasons. But body mods can also be assistive, by changing a person’s experience of their own body or even giving them a new ability. How would you like to be able to sense an electric field ...

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