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Images of the Eyeborg, the Man with the Camera Eye

Deconstructing the camera eye

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(Image credit: Rob Spence/Eyeborg Project)

Another view of the camera eye components

Recording the world

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(Image credit: Rob Spence/Eyeborg Project)

Spence can turn the camera on and off using a magnetic switch. When it's recording, the camera eye will glow red, thanks to an LED light fitted into the camera.

I see you

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(Image credit: Rob Spence/Eyeborg Project)

Because of the LED light, anyone who interacts with Spence will know when he's recording their interactions.   Spence thinks that, along with the short recording time available to him, alleviates privacy concerns that other technologies such as Google Glass may have.

Glowing eye

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(Image credit: Rob Spence/Eyeborg Project)

In the dark, prosthetic eye glows red as the video camera behind it records.

Tia Ghose
Tia has interned at Science News, Wired.com, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has written for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Scientific American, and ScienceNow. She has a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.