Radio

Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

COMING UP: Season Ten Kick-Off & Polaris Prize Special

COMING UP: Season Ten Kick-Off & Polaris Prize Special

We're back! The celebration of music has returned.

Past Shows

 

 

News+Politics
Canada’s “Eyeborg” Returns With Video Game Documentary
August 30, 2011
submit to reddit

Loyal fans of the show might remember that a couple of years ago (on May 25, 2009, to be exact) we did a story about Rob Spence, the so-called "Eyeborg." Rob is a Toronto-based filmmaker who lost his eye in a shotgun accident, and replaced it with a wireless camera. His latest project, commissioned by Montreal-based video game company Square Enix, is a documentary on so-called "cyborgs" around the world.

The short doc follows Rob as he visits people who have been enhanced with electronic parts, including retinal chips to help with blindness and articial limbs. Check it out here (but be warned - there are some gory images):

The video also explores the possibilities of augmented reality, and speculates on how prominent robotics and electronics may become for people in the future.

Comments

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.