To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence, who goes by the pseudonym EYEBORG to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. As a real life cyborg, having replaced his eye with a wireless camera, Spence is in a unique position to comment on how close we are to the cybernetic future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION.
The film Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary , looks at pioneering work in sight restoration, augmented reality, advanced prosthetic limbs and transhumanism. Travelling the globe Spence interviews other real-life cyborgs and leading creators of biotechnology.
During his travels he interviews a number of people including a blind man given sight by cutting-edge technology; a former US army Sergeant whose new legs have enabled him to compete as a professional skier; and the creators of a revolutionary firefighter mask which incorporates augmented technology.
The full 12 minute documentary will be live on YouTube from 09.30am GMT on 26 th August 2011 at www.youtube.com/deusexofficial.
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A four minute cut of the documentary will be broadcasted on Sky Sports in the UK on 27 th and 28 th August.
About Deus Ex: Human Revolution:
The return of one of the most revered video game franchises of all time, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is an action RPG that offers open-ended, hybrid gameplay. The game is playable today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows® PC platforms and Steam®.
Already receiving critical acclaim, including a score of 10 out of 10 from Official Xbox Magazine, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION offers players multiple and vastly different ways to play. Challenging the foundations of gaming, this video game provides an immersive experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION weaves a deeply emotive and captivating story, taking place in the year 2027-- a time of great innovation in neuroprosthetics, but also a time of chaos, conspiracy and a new social divide. Gamers play as Adam Jensen, a man cybernetically augmented against his own choice, who finds himself in the middle of a mysterious, global plot to which he holds the key.
Rob Spence is a Toronto based film maker who lost his right eye during a shooting accident when he was a teenager and decided to take his filmmaking to another level by installing a wireless video camera in his missing eye. The first prototype for Eyeborg was installed in 2009, and was named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of the year. The technology in his eye uses a wireless RX signal to transmit images from his eye to a receiver, allowing live steams of everything he sees and records.