mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 22 10:54:26 PST 2010
Rob Spence is an Eyeborg. He lost his right eye due to an accident with
a gun, and he's now working on a project to have a fake eye which
contains a wireless camera. He wants to make documentary films using
Some notes from the podcast:
He says he also has a laser pointer eye!
Eyes supposed to be the window into the soul, not the window into
youtube :-). "eye contact" is a very intimate part of being human, so
changing eyes is a big deal. Film made from his eyeborg camera "glances
around and blinks"... a very different aesthetic from regular film.
BUT, we've already gotten used to shaky hand-held films ("blair witch
project"), will we get used to this as well?
The audio/video of the interview includes some instant messaging sounds,
very confusing, I kept looking at my computer to see where the messages
Guy with USB finger prosthetic: wants to team up with him, and give him
a microphone finger!!
"Unlike you puny humans, I can upgrade my eye!"
"In general I think the post-human is going to be bio-engineered"
They talk about the singularity for quite awhile.
"You're compelled to put as much of you out into the world as
possible... that's why you want to have sex" (rather a male view?!?)
"the internet is potentially skynet" (or as I would say: the bits are
coming for your brain)
"I didn't make this camera to become a cyborg... I'm just a film maker
with a whole in his head"
"Resistance is futile!"
His engineer guy is also interesting:
"I live on couches. I'm a traveling engineer. I build things for people."
That's an awesome life!
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