Man Has Camera Implanted In His Head
2010 12 11
A New York University professor has had a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head as part of a new art exhibit.
Iraqi-born Wafaa Bilal, a photography professor at NYUís Tisch School of the Arts, told CNN on Thursday that the purpose of "The 3rd I" project is to expose the unspoken conditions that humans face.
"A project like this is meant to establish a dialogue about surveillance,Ē said Bilal, who had the thumb-sized camera implanted at a piercing studio last month.
The device was mounted on a titanium plate inserted inside the back of his head, Bilal said.
A cable runs from the camera in Bilalís head to a computer he carries with him in a customized shoulder bag, providing a real-time global positioning signal of his location.
The data can be viewed in real-time on the projectís website at www.3rdi.me.
The camera will take photographs each minute during Bilalís everyday activities for one year, he said. The images will then be transmitted to the Arab Museum of Modern Art, in Doha, Qatar.
A statement by the museum said the exhibit, entitled "Told/Untold/Retold", would be unveiled in time for the museumís December 30 opening.
"I wanted to lose that subjectivity [of knowingly taking photographs]," Bilal told CNN.
"At the same time I wanted to capture everyday mundane images."
The project has raised privacy concerns about the constant presence of cameras in Bilalís classroom, which University authorities sought to dispel by requiring a cover over the lens while Bilal is teaching.
"We place a high value on his right to free expression in his creative work as an artist," CNN quoted university spokesman John Beckman as saying.
"But as a school of the arts, we also take seriously the privacy issues his project raises."
"The 3rd I" is not Bilalís first involvement with controversial and unusual ventures. A 2007 project called "Domestic Tension" allowed virtual users to hurl paintballs at him in an exhibit that drove The Chicago Tribune to name Bilal artist of the year.
The project was "one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time,Ē the newspaper said.
Bilal has said he seeks to examine broader ideas and realities through his art.
"I see myself as a mirror reflecting some of the social conditions that we ignore.Ē
Article from: redorbit.com
3rd Eye: Artist Gets Camera Implanted in Head
Video from: YouTube.com
Embedded Objects / Metal Implants of Unknown Origin
FDA clears first implantable telescope for vision
The Power of Digital Technology - Cochlear Implant Makes Deaf Girl Hear (Video)
Cancer vaccine implant ícan attack and kill tumoursí
"The SAINT" - A Tiny Implantable Devices to Help Treat Chronic Pain
Growing Neural Implants
Prosthetic Flipper for Amputee Swimmers
DARPA has over 300 engineers working for the DARPAís Prosthetics 2009 program
Latest News from our Front Page
Why Canít We Publish Addresses Of New York Times Reporters?
2014 11 28
New York Times reporters Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson published the address of Darren Wilson in the New York Times so here are their addresses.
GotNews.com strenuously objects to publishing the addresses of individuals who are being targeted with death threats.
GotNews.com published the address of Ebola patient Nina Pham so that people could avoid going to her Dallas apartment.
But it would ...
Terrorists? Interview with Varg Vikernes and Marie Cachet
2014 11 28
Marie Cachet and Varg Vikernes are what we call commonly ordinary people. However, for motives meanly political, the Ministry of the Interior decided to abuse its power to damage them ; "there is nothing more annoying than a low man placed in high position." (Roman saying) Today, Varg risks the eviction of the French territory without valid ground. Three very ...
The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan - The Genocide Of The People Of Europe
2014 11 28
Mass immigration is a phenomenon, the causes of which are still cleverly concealed by the system, and the multicultural propaganda is trying to falsely portray it as inevitable. With this article we intend to prove once and for all, that this is not a spontaneous phenomenon. What they want to present as an inevitable outcome of modern life, is actually ...
Starbucks Supports Pro-GMO Company
2014 11 26
Another reason why you should not go to Starbucks.
Starbucks has an image of being a socially responsible, environmentally friendly company (Really?). In 2013, 95 percent of their coffee was ethically sourced, and their goal is to reach 100 percent by 2015.1
Other goals include reducing water consumption by 25 percent in their company-operated stores by 20152 and mobilizing their employees and ...
Group Polarization and the Fad of Ethno-masochism
2014 11 26
From "Group polarization: A critical review and meta-analysis". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 6 50 (6): 1141--1151
The psychology of White self hatred. Political correctness IS a mental disorder.
Group polarization: A critical review and meta-analysis.
Isenberg, Daniel J. the paper
Harvard Professor Noel Ignatiev talks about how to end the White race
The History of Political Correctness
The Narrative: The origins of Political ...
|More News Ľ |