Art? Professor surgically implanted a camera in his head

Summary:A NYU professor gets to see what's behind him. He implanted a camera in his head!

A New York University researcher was curious to know what went on behind him. So what did he do? He implanted a camera in his head.

I have one word for this. Wow.

Meet NYU artist Wafaa Bilal, the man with who had a surveillance camera implanted in the name of art. The project is called The 3rd I. A wire connects the camera to a computer, which is carried around in a special bag.

The titanium implant will record the world behind him, in one-minute intervals for a year. The project will be shown live at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar.

Expect to get some uncomfortable shots of Bilal in bed or in the shower. Although, the footage has been pretty boring so far. But if he's roaming around campus, he'll have to put a lens over his third eye for privacy issues.

This seems creepy and awesome at the same time. Your thoughts?

via Popular Science and BBC

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Contributing Editor Boonsri Dickinson is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. She has written for Discover, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Nature Biotech,, and AOL. She's currently a reporter for Business Insider. She holds degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Colorado... Full Bio

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