Dude to implant camera into the back of his head for art, seriously

Wafaa Bilal is not psycho, he just wants to install a camera into the back of his head to live stream images to a museum in Qatar. Do you have a problem with that? It's not like he's using it to spy on any ex-girlfriends or anything.

Bilal who is an assistant professor of photography at New York University will have the camera implanted for a year as part of the artwork "The 3rd I" at Qatar's Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. The implanted camera is supposed to "comment on the inaccessibility of time and the inability to capture memory and experience." Wouldn't it be easier to just wear a helmet with a camera attached or secure it to the back of a shirt collar or something?

Concerns about a potential breach in privacy have raised red flags within NYU. Several proposals would force Bilal to either turn off his camera while on NYU property or to just cover it with a lens cap. Maybe he can attach a wide-angle lens to it while he's at it. How about fish-eye?

If the dude wants to be a cyborg, who are we to stop him. Good luck pal and hopefully all that footage doesn't come out blurred.

Via Wall Street Journal

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