One-eyed artist plans Borg-like installation of webcam into her spare eye socket

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borg-cosplayers.jpgSan Francisco-based artist Tanya Vlach lost an eye in a car accident in 2006 – now she’s planning to replace her standard-issue fake eye with a webcam. Preferably wireless – and with a 3x zoom. And infra-red support so she can see what she does in the dark.

Here’s what Tanya asked for in an advert she placed for a suitable technician for the job…

“I am attempting to recreate my eye with the help of a miniature camera implant in my prosthetic / artificial eye. The intraocular installation of an eye-cam will substitute for the field of vision of my left eye that I lost in 2005 from a car accident. While my prosthetic is an excellent aesthetic replacement, I am interested in capitalizing on the current advancement of technology to enhance the abilities of my prosthesis for an augmented reality.”

One of her crazier requests is for the eye-cam to include support for taking photos by recognising her blinking patterns, with a built-in miniSD card slot for storage. Consider us Day One subscribers to TanyaCam’s Flickr feed.

(Via LikeCool)

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