Crowdfunded Eye-Cam

Tanya Marie Vlach verlor bei einem Unfall ein Auge und will das mit einer Webcam in einem Glasauge ersetzen, ihre Story hatte ich hier vor Jahren bereits, die Planung ist jetzt abgeschlossen und sie will das Ding nun per Kickstarter finanzieren und bauen.

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 prosthesis 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. […]

I pitched my idea to Wired Founder Kevin Kelly. Intrigued, he posted my call out to engineers to help build an implant of a miniature camera inside my prosthetic eye. Immediately the idea went viral and I received hundreds of international engineering proposals, support from my one-eyed community, and thousands of media inquiries. I became the media haven for transhumanism and the subject of controversy around engineering the body. Since then, I've been plotting new strategies to tell my story, both my personal one and the one of my sci-fi alter ego, into a transmedia platform, which will include: a graphic novel, an experimental documentary, a web series, a game, and a live performance. Grow a new eye - is about engineering a new bionic camera eye.

Grow a new eye (via Tanya)