Google announced a new campaign to find “bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass.” Here at MAKE, we are pretty excited about the potential wearable from Google, and we decided to round-up our entries for the new platform.
#ifihadglass I would document and socially map the rapidly evolving nature of my neighborhood. From pop-up art events, to natural phenomenon (Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Superstorm Nemo, etc.), to local development, to social dinners, and beyond. I would like to ‘glass the streets’ of Long Island City, Queens. For example:
#ifihadglass I would finally implement the Terminator-vision app I have been dreaming of since I was 12, with the whole package: image enhancement, automatic biker / punk rocker clothes size estimation and motorcycle identification, target acquisition and human casualty tracking, optical handwriting recognition, and context-sensitive foreign language phrase selection assistance.
#ifihadglass I would swim in ambient surf data — the subtle throb of real-time swell size and interval, a shifty arrow for wind speed and direction, heads-up timescale forecasting 7-day waves, tides, and winds — to feel the ocean’s rhythms, develop super Aqua Senses, and score the best waves. Or get pulverized by them.
#ifihadglass I would use it to document the life and times of my amazing backcountry pup, Sugar Bear. She would look so legit in the shale version, and we could swap filming each other cruising around in the mountains. She thinks it would make blogging to her fans way more effortless too. And the map overlays are super helpful.
As for me, while attending Google I/O this past year, I signed up to be part of the Glass Explorers program. Fingers crossed that I’m still #934…