In 2005, Tanya Vlach nearly lost her life in a car accident. As she describes it: “Centimeters away from death, I managed to pull through. Although grateful to be alive, I lost my left eye in the tumble and suffered frontal lobe minor brain injury and severe depression.”
After chronicling her recovery in her blog Eye, Tanya, she’s now embarking on a new endeavor: getting herself a custom made eye cam or more specifically “[A]n intra-ocular installation of an eye-camera. An experiment in wearable technology, cybernetics, and perception.”
She also wants to continue journaling her experience as a cyborg — err I mean eyeborg — and build her sci-fi alter ego into a “transmedia platform” to include comic books, documentaries, web series, a game, and a live performance.
She wants to join the ranks of the post modern transhumans. What do you think of her plan? If you could body-mod to meld with technology, what would that be? What skills would you like to have?
I’m sort of practical in that I’d want a heads-up GPS. Sadly, that would mean giving up Darth.