NYU Professor to Have a Camera Implanted in the Back of His Head
Tuition and fees for undergrads at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts come to $20,891.00 per term. You have to pay big money to get educated by cutting edge luminaries like Wafaa Bilal, who plans to have a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head.
Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi assistant professor in the
photography and imaging department of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts,
intends to undergo surgery in coming weeks to install the camera,
according to several people familiar with the project.
The pictures will be beamed to a museum in Qatar. Students don't
have to worry they'll be caught yawning or gesticulating when Bilal's
back is turned:
Mr. Bilal has informed all of his students of his plans and
has agreed to cover the camera with a black lens cap while on
Earlier stunts by this educator were less innocuous:
For a 2008 project, "Virtual Jihadi," Mr. Bilal hacked a
video game to insert an avatar of himself as a suicide-bomber hunting
President George W. Bush. The work incited a wave of protests, both for
and against it, and eventually the New York Civil Liberties Union filed
a lawsuit in Mr. Bilal's defense after the exhibition was shut down.
No one with the NYCLU in his corner is likely to be a good choice to
mold impressionable minds. In case Bilal has failed to hit you over the
head with the politics he is no doubt inculcates in class:
Mr. Bilal tattooed on to his back a map of Iraqi cities for
a work called "…and Counting." The names of the cities were spelled out
in Arabic script, with dots added to mark the location of American and
This project sounds fun:
In his 2007 work, "Domestic Tension," Mr. Bilal confined
himself to a gallery in Chicago for a month, inviting the public to
visit a website where they could "shoot" the artist by remotely firing
a paintball gun at him.
Don't worry about paying the astronomical cost of keeping kids
amused by leftist clowns for a few years before they begin the grim
task of looking for work. Comrade Obama has seized control of the
student loan industry.
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