Bionic eye cam to shine a light on society – tech – 07 April 2009 – New Scientist

Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence damaged his right eye in a childhood accident and was later given a prosthetic replacement. Like any other false eye, it was designed to be purely an aesthetic replacement, but he realised that the vacant bit of face real estate could be put to better use in his art.

Now Spence is attempting to build a wireless video camera into his synthetic eye, turning himself into a self-proclaimed “Eyeborg”.

The camera will record anything and anyone that enters Spence’s field of vision and relay the footage back to a computer. That video will provide a unique perspective on the way video surveillance is becoming more popular in western societies, he told New Scientist.

via Bionic eye cam to shine a light on society – tech – 07 April 2009 – New Scientist.

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