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Surgically Implanted Webcam Wafaa Bilal

Surgically Implanted Webcam Wafaa Bilal - What does it feel like to have a computer webcam surgically implanted in your skull?

"It hurts," Wafaa Bilal told AOL News.

And who better than he to know? A month ago, he underwent surgery to do exactly that -- install a small, Internet-connected camera into the back of his head.

Surgically Implanted Webcam Wafaa Bilal

"The pain has gone down by a significant amount, but the healing process is still ongoing," says Bilal. "I feel the camera in my skin, even though the majority of the pain is gone."

And why exactly did he do this? Why else? -- for art.

Bilal is one of 23 artists whose works were commissioned as part of the grand opening of Mathaf: The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.

For a project called "The Third I," Bilal -- a professor of photography at New York University -- will wear his newly implanted camera, dubbed the 3rdi, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the next year.

Surgically Implanted Webcam Wafaa Bilal


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