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Embedded head camera project in trouble as artist’s body rejects implant

Embedded head camera project in trouble as artist’s body rejects implant

NYU assistant professor and would-be artist Wafaa Bilal has encountered a new problem with the embedded camera attached to the back of his head: not only are there arguments about whether it counts as art, his body is rejecting the implanted mount. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the three titanium posts has had to be removed, after failing to respond to medication.

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Verizon Tattooed on Mans Hand, Forehead Next (Really!) [Video]

Verizon Tattooed on Mans Hand, Forehead Next (Really!) [Video]

The biggest fan of Verizon Wireless in the world is not it's CEO, not its founder, not even anyone who's won a contest that's brought them a lifetime supply of free phones, no! The biggest fan of Verizon Wireless in the world is a man by the name of Daniel Carrion, a man who is a professional tattoo artist who has decided to show his love for the company by tattooing their current logo on his left hand.

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Daniel Eatock Teaches the World to Compensate with a Cheap Bookshelf

Daniel Eatock Teaches the World to Compensate with a Cheap Bookshelf

Take a look at this, a bookshelf that you could potentially purchase from a store for about... oh... $10? So long that when heavy contents are placed along the center, it bends and arcs. Designer / artist Daniel Eatock saw this situation and decided to make the best out of it by grabbing all of his favorite books and placing them along the center in a perfect order, an order so perfect that the arc of the shelf and the height of each of the books perfectly compliment one another in harmony.

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Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled

Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled

Banksy is a British artist that has recently grown in fame due to some controversial, however well-done short films. The unknown individual, who has kept a secret identity despite his growing fame, is perhaps best known for his spoof on the popular cartoon, The Simpsons. Banksy created a new opening sequence back in October, 2010, that seems to start off normal enough, but then towards the middle gets a bit more "interesting." In an odd turn of events, an eBay seller has put up the "true identity" of Banksy on the popular bidding website, offering the name up for quite a bit of money.

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Secret Skateboard – For Office Women Under the Table

Secret Skateboard – For Office Women Under the Table

This right here is a skateboard with style, for the woman skater with an desk job, just waiting to get back on the streets to do some sick 50-50 grinds, but currently filing papers and being a boss in the office. This is a board created by designer Carissa Carter and created as a treat for the owner. Made to be stroked, not ridden.

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Flutter in Pinhole pop-up camera concept has instant appeal [Video]

Flutter in Pinhole pop-up camera concept has instant appeal [Video]

The great thing about the rise of digital cameras is that we're no longer limited by film and processing in our attempts to preserve memories; however, it's also possible that we end up devaluing photos in the process. Korean designers Yoo Geun-hyuk & Yoon Bo-jung have come up with Flutter in Pinhole, a disposable, collapsable instant pinhole camera which produces a pair of snaps intended for sharing.

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Barbara Kruger computerized chess set isn’t impressed by your bishop [Video]

Barbara Kruger computerized chess set isn’t impressed by your bishop [Video]

Electronic chess sets have been around for ages, but seldom do they goad or insult you while you're playing. That's because most chess sets aren't like artist Barbara Kruger's, a custom electronic kit crafted from Corian and able to say things like "don't even think about it" and "why prolong the pain?" as you play, and which has been on display at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.

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Professor in NYC installs camera in head

Professor in NYC installs camera in head

A professor of photography from New York University has had a camera installed in the back of his head. This sounds much cooler than it really is. If I had a camera in the back of my head, I would want to be able to see what people behind me were doing. This camera just takes pics and then uploads them at an art exhibit called "The 3rd I."

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Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

Crazy gold watch plays music and costs $1.2M

You can get all kinds of watches that play music with integrated MP3 players and other offerings. Those watches are nothing compared to this crazy complex and expensive timepiece created by Manufacture Royal Opera. The thing has an accordion style chamber under the face of the watch that plays music.

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Assistant Professor Wants to Install a Camera Into the Back of His Head

Assistant Professor Wants to Install a Camera Into the Back of His Head

It may sound like the plot of some kind of indie, small-time Science-Fiction movie being filmed in someone's garage, but it's not. No, an assistant professor from the University of New York actually wants to install a camera into the back of his head, which would provide live streaming images that would be sent to a museum in Qatar. It's part of an art piece, called "The 3rd I."

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Fluid Dress is incredible labor of fluid-filled love [Video]

Fluid Dress is incredible labor of fluid-filled love [Video]

You don't have to wear a dress regularly to be mightily impressed by Minneapolis artist Charlie Bucket's incredible fluid-filled knitted wearable art. The handiwork of several years experimentation, the dress is made from huge lengths of rubber tubing knitted into a dress; various computer-controlled pumps adjust the flow of dyed liquid through out, creating patterns and shapes across its length.

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