Australian Artist Implants Ear in Arm…

A student in tonight’s class brought up the story of an artist implanting an ear onto his arm (reminiscent of the ear on a Vacanti mouse).  I did a bit of googling, and found his website (here).  His name is Stelarc.  Here’s his ear:

From the BBC:

The ear does not function, but he hopes to have a microphone implanted to allow others to listen to what his extra ear picks up.

More info on wiki.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: