Hollywood: Through The Google Glass

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Imagine taking the ultimate leap of faith, jumping out of an airplane with only a parachute to regulate your fall. Now, imagine that your descent could be captured on film, from your exact point of view. 

We’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s possible.

Recording videos from the user’s point of view is only one of the many features that are packed into Google’s newest innovation, the Google Glass. The small rectangular screen and sleek frame may look like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but the laundry-list of features packed into one tiny Glass makes it fairly easy to acclimate oneself to the space-age aesthetic. Glass can take photos, record video and surf the web; all controlled by voice commands or the slightest touch. Still confused about what this all looks like? Check out the video below for a sneak peek into what a day wearing Glass could look like. 

Itching to take a pair for a spin yet? So were we! 

The Exchange hosted a one-night event at the Binoculars Building, Google’s new home in Venice, California, last December. The event put Google’s newest and hottest toy into the hands, and onto the faces, of Hollywood’s hit-makers. Head of the Google Glass project, Babak Parviz was on hand to discuss the process of creating the technology, as well as to provide audience members with hands on, or should we say hands off, demonstrations of the glass.  

Take a look at some of the event photos below to really see what happens when Hollywood and technological innovation collide. 

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The statements and opinions expressed in this piece are those of the event participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for this event or of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.