Prof gets a Camera-Implant in the Head

Wafaa Bilal, über dessen Aktion „Shoot an Iraqi“ ich hier schon öfter gebloggt habe, wird sich demnächst für eine Ausstellung und für die Kunst unters Messer legen und sich eine Kamera in den Hinterkopf transplantieren lassen. Bodymods mit Kameras finde ich ja immer super und das ganze erinnert natürlich sehr an die Verrückten, die sich Kameras in ihre künstlichen Augen einbauen lassen wollen: Eyeborg und Hier die Website zum Projekt, vom WSJ:

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 the camera, according to several people familiar with the project.

For one year, Mr. Bilal's camera will take still pictures at one-minute intervals, then feed the photos to monitors at the museum. The thumbnail-sized camera will be affixed to his head through a piercing-like attachment, his NYU colleagues say. Mr. Bilal declined to comment for this story.

The artwork, titled "The 3rd I," is intended as "a comment on the inaccessibility of time, and the inability to capture memory and experience," according to press materials from the museum, known as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Bilal's work would be among the inaugural exhibits of Mathaf, scheduled to open next month.

Sir, There's a Camera in Your Head (via Neatorama)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun
First-Person Shooter Turns Political
Shot that Iraqi!
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Eyeborg toys around with his artificial Eye
Eyeborg Phase II
Rob Spences Eyeborg-Video (Achtung, heavy stuff inside!)
Eyeborg on Wired
Die Kamera im künstlichen Auge