NYU Professor Has to Pull 'Head Cam' After Surgery

Body rejects device, but he plans to try again
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2011 1:21 PM CST
NYU Professor Has to Pull 'Head Cam' After Surgery
Artist Wafaa Bilal demonstrates his camera in this photo from December.   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

The price of performance art: A professor at NYU has pulled out the camera implanted in the back of his head because his body rejected it, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. The contraption—designed to snap a photo every minute for this website—also caused Iraqi-born Wafaa Bilial constant pain. Small wonder: It was mounted on three posts connected to a titanium base between his skin and skull.

Bilal, however, isn't giving up on his yearlong project after only two months. He's walking around campus with the camera tied to the back of his neck for now and plans to have it implanted into his head again in a different way. “I’m determined to continue with it,” he said. Click for more.
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