#ifihadglass, Oh the Things We’d Do…

#ifihadglass, Oh the Things We’d Do…

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.

Nick Normal

#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:

Sean Ragan

#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.

Jake Spurlock

#ifihadglass I would build data logging tools for outdoor activities. Route tracking for skiing, hangtime for bike tricks, and climbing route planners.

Keith Hammond

#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.

Laura Cochrane

I always wish I were better at learning new names. #ifihadglass I’d use it to help me recall them. I would take a photo of the person and record their name, along with relevant tags. Then using tags (or facial recognition!) I would “remember” their name!

Matt Richardson

#ifihadglass I’d share what I’m making while I make it.

#ifihadglass I’d blend it with other technology at #ITP to create something that will delight others.

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Goli Mohammadi

#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.

Gillian Benary

#ifihadglass I would take it with me to the art museum. It’d be great to do research on the spot, get background info on artists, and learn the secret history of my favorite paintings!

Eric Weinhoffer

#ifihadglass I would track and record video of my multirotors as I fly them.

Michael Castor

#ifihadglass I’d have to figure out how to make my own version of J.A.R.V.I.S. Complete with English accent.

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…


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