Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence is prepping a video camera hidden in a prosthetic eyeball for an upcoming documentary he’s making about the prevalence of surveillance cameras. Spence lost his eye in a childhood accident and had it removed a few years ago.
He’ll secretly film people while talking to them and then get their permission to be in his film afterwards in an attempt to tackle privacy and surveillance issues as they pertain to society. The camera itself will be the kind normally used for colonoscopies and it’ll transmit the video wirelessly to a storage device. It’s been developed by OmniVision of Santa Clara, California.
The eyeball camera will be in full swing next month. It’ll be the same color as Spence’s working eye and the filmmaker also believes it’ll make for more natural on-camera interviews.