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 university property…

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 Iraqi casualties.

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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Wafaa Bilal. Let me at that paintball gun.

On a tip from wbtsguy. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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