Despite the ubiquity of webcams and security systems that can detect movement and sound, people seem indifferent to the presence of technology that might be watching their every move. Perhaps it’s because of how stealthy their design is, how understated their existence can be.
Its makers paid attention to the most minute details; the Eyecam has a rather thick eyebrow, spider legs-like eyelashes, crow's feet by the edge of the eye, thick eyelid, and other uncomfortably realistic aesthetics such as its rubbery faux-human skin. The eyebrow and eyelashes you see are made of human hairs in silicone.
“We are surrounded by sensing devices. From surveillance cameras observing us in the street, Google or Alexa speakers listen to us or webcam in our laptop, constantly looking at us. They are becoming invisible, blending into our daily lives, up to a point where we are unaware of their presence and stop questioning how they look, sense, and act.”
If you’re not too turned off by now, you can make an Eyecam for yourself by checking these GitHub files. Teyssier and team are also working on a video tutorial, too. Good luck?
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