Monday, April 13, 2009

EyeBorg: Do You See What I See?

Take a one-eyed filmmaker, an unemployed engineer, and a vision for something that's never been done before and you have the EyeBorg Project. Rob Spence and Kosta Grammatis are trying to make history by embedding a video camera and a transmitter in a prosthetic eye. That eye is going in Rob's eye socket, and will record the world from a perspective that's never been seen before.

This camera will not help the one-eyed filmmaker see, but will let everyone else see what he is seeing.

Who wants to see his world?

Could this be the first step towards enabling us to see the world in the way a painter, poet or photographer might see it? What catches and holds their attention? Do their eyes scan and intake the world the same way ours do? What can this teach us about an artist's vision?

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