Ever wonder what happens when you drop your camera off at a repair shop? This time-lapse video shows a Nikon D300s going “under the knife” to have a bent Compact Flash card pin fixed. The camera sensor is removed to get access to the CF pin housing, and the faulty pin is replaced thanks to an “organ donor” (a Canon 40D).
CNN recently did a story on NYU professor Wafaa Bilal and the camera he had implanted on the back of his head. The video above gives you a glimpse into what it looks like and how the system works. Turns out it wasn’t a working camera that was permanently embedded into Bilal’s skull, but rather a baseplate to which the wired camera can be mounted magnetically.
Read our previous coverage of this bizarre project here and here.
Last week we wrote that NYU arts professor Wafaa Bilal was planning to have a camera surgically implanted on the back of his head as part of an art project. Today the Washington Post is reporting that the surgery was completed and camera successfully embedded into Bilal’s skull. Turns out it wasn’t just an elaborate hoax after all.
The photo above by Bilal shows a prototype of the camera he had implanted (that thing is massive!).
Apparently always having a camera by your side isn’t enough for some people. Wafaa Bilal, an assistant professor at NYU, is planning to have surgery in coming weeks to have a camera implanted in the back of his head. The project — titled “The 3rd I” — is being commissioned by a museum in Qatar, which will receive and broadcast a live stream of photographs taken by the camera once per minute for an entire year.
This project would probably result in better photos if the camera were implanted smack dab in the middle of his forehead instead of on the back of his head. No word on the specs of the thumbnail sized camera.