SYNOPSIS - CYBERMAN
Set not in some distant unrealized world
but in the present, 'Cyberman' follows the experiences of Steve
Mann, inventor, activist and cyborg.
He sports sunglasses equipped with
information-reception devices. Laser-powered cameras imprint images on
his eyeballs. On his body, he wears computers and recording devices. His
objective: to share his visions in a way that the audience not just sees
his world but also experiences it with him. To be me, not see me, is his
Mann journeys through a surreal
electronic landscape as he observes and sometimes confronts a dissonant,
sexist and sometimes violent world. Filmed in New York, Toronto and on
a mysterious island on Canada's vast inland sea, Georgian Bay, "Cyberman"
explores the mind-altering, sometimes contradictory universe of Steve
Mann, a futurist who is both a multi-talented inventor and a self-proclaimed
"taming the monster"
- a walk through Manhattan, removing advertising clutter with "Eyetap
and Eyetap technology
- Steve shows how his technology can be used to gather news at events
such as the anti-poverty demonstration in Toronto.