A tiny camera has been surgically implanted into the back of a New York University professor’s head in the name of art.
Visual artist Wafaa Bilal had the surgery for a project called “The 3rd I”, commissioned by a new museum in the Gulf state of Qatar that opens December 30.
The Iraqi-born artist will wear the camera for a year and capture images at one-minute intervals that will be transmitted to monitors at the museum. He said details of the project will be revealed at a December 15 preview at the museum.
NYU is concerned about how the artwork will impact students. It says it is talking with Mr Bilal how best to protect privacy.