Eye Spy: Filmmaker Plans to Install Camera in His Eye Socket | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

By | December 10, 2008

Eye Spy: Filmmaker Plans to Install Camera in His Eye Socket | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

Rob Spence looks you straight in the eye when he talks. So it s a little unnerving to imagine that soon one of his hazel-green eyes will have a tiny wireless video camera in it that records your every move. The eye he s considering replacing is not a working one — it s a prosthetic eye he s worn for several years. Spence a 36-year-old Canadian filmmaker is not content with having one blind eye. He wants a wireless video camera inside his prosthetic giving him the ability to make movies wherever he is all the time just by looking around. “If you lose your eye and have a hole in your head then why not stick a camera in there ” he asks. Spence who calls himself the “eyeborg guy ” will not be restoring his vision. The camera won t connect to his brain. What it will do is allow him to be a bionic man where technology fuses with the human body to become inseparable. In effect he will become a “little brother ” someone who s watching and recording every move of those in his field of vision. If successful Spence will become one of a growing number of lifecasters. From early webcam pioneer Jennifer Kaye Ringley who created JenniCam to Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell to commercial lifecasting ventures Ustream.tv and Justin.tv many people use video and internet technology to record and broadcast every moment of their waking lives. But Spence is taking lifecasting a step further with a bionic eye camera that is actually embedded in his body.

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