Professor plans to implant camera in back of head

“Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi assistant professor in the photography and imaging department of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, intends to undergo surgery in coming weeks to install [a] camera” in the back of his head. It’s a conceptual artwork titled “The 3rd I” and is commissioned by a museum in Qatar. The camera will take a picture every minute, and a live feed of the images will be available to view somehow. For further reading on similar subjects, look toward lifecasting, brain-computer interfaces, a Canadian filmmaker who planned to implant a camera in his eye socket (one of the 50 best inventions of 2009, according to Time), a circa 2000 Wired article about a man who wanted to become one with his computer, computer-controlled insects, and a halfbakery musing about a retinal camera.


(via slashdot)

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