Rob Spence, a self-proclaimed “Eyeborg,” had his eye, which was damaged in a shotgun accident, replaced with a camera about two years ago. It’s not too much of a stretch for Spence, who otherwise works as a filmmaker–and now he’s been sponsored by video game maker Square Enix, which commissioned Spence to create a video about prostheses to promote their new game, Deux Ex: Human Revolution.
On his blog, which is endearingly named Eyeborg, Spence has posted a new twelve-minute video.
He travels around the world, talking to those endowed with the cutting edge of cyborg-dom. Matter of fact, it’s not too different from our recent feature, State of the Bionic Art, except Spence investigates the specific real-life counterparts to the crazy-futuristic prostheses and cyborg parts featured in the new Deux Ex game. It’s a pretty cool video, game plugs notwithstanding–any video that features a man saying “I am now filming your bionic hand…with my bionic eye” has a way of getting in our good graces. Check out the video below, though a warning that there are a few images that might not be kind to those with weak stomachs.
We’ll keep you up to date on Eyeborg–his site teases that there will be more to come on the making of his prosthetic camera-eye in the coming days.