NYU Professor Installs Eye In The Back Of His Head

In a story that makes you do a triple-take to make sure you’re not reading a parody site, a New York college professor had a camera installed into the back of his head.

CNN reports the bizarre augmentation is motivated not by extreme paranoia about spitballs or mid-lecture texting, but the need to make an artistic statement about the prevalence of electronic surveillance. He underwent the operation at a piercing parlor, and his project was commissioned by a museum in Qatar. The camera will take pictures once a minute for a year during his daily activities, and the pictures will become part of an exhibit

He tells CNN:

“This will expose the unspoken conditions we face. A project like this is meant to establish a dialogue about surveillance.”

What computer enhancement would you undergo in the name of art and social progress?

New York professor installs camera in head [CNN]