Documentarian Films Through Prosthetic Eye

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 8:00 AM CDT
Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence shows his prosthetic eye.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A one-eyed documentarian is planning a film on privacy shot using a camera implanted in his prosthetic organ, the AP reports. Rob Spence, who plans to become a "human surveillance machine," got the idea when he realized how small his cellphone camera was. His eye muscles will move the camera as they do his functioning eye, which he hopes will put his interview subjects more at ease.

"As a documentary maker, you're trying to make a connection with a person, and the best way to make a connection is through eye contact," he said. The filmmaker, who jokingly refers to himself as “Eyeborg,” has help from some high-tech friends with ulterior motives. “We believe there's a good future in the prosthetic eye,” said one developer.