Extreme journalism: the man who fitted a video camera in his eye

Yes, he’s real. Introducing Rob Spence, aka Eyeborg:

“Meet Rob, he’s a film-maker who lost his eye as a child. He’s embarking on a journey to replace that lost eye with a video camera – a battery operated, wireless, full fledged video camera. He’s assembled a team of world class engineers to do it, and we’re making it happen.”

  • Two videos which give you an insight: one can’t be embedded, so follow the link here. And this (Pre-view warning: possibly the most gruesome video Journalism.co.uk has yet displayed – finish your breakfast first. It starts off gently enough…), from Daily Motion:
  • Spence will be at the Brussels Digital News Affairs Conference in March, DNA2009, ‘to talk about and more importantly to show how his implanted camera works and what it can be used for,’ according to yesterday’s DNA newsletter.

Definitely one for our ‘handy tools and technology’ category.

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