Google Glass in Action

#ThroughGlass is the hashtag Google Glass attaches to all photos and videos taken with the device. Through Glass is how a Glass Explorer experiences the world and how I plan to look at the disruptive technology that is Google Glass.

I guess I should introduce myself. I am a veteran Internet, web designing, video producing marketeer who loves new technology, but more importantly I love discovering productive applications that create real value based on new tech. Yes, I look like a dork wearing Glass, but no more dorky than some folks I remember who carried the first cellphones in a briefcase sized bag.

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Truly disruptive, digital technology is almost always scoffed at by those about to be disrupted. Glass is no different and my goal here is to look beyond the weirdness and give you, the reader, some insight into the possibilities as seen #throughglass. Look for my coming explorations of Glass in medicine, Glass in teaching, Glass for hands-on instruction and many insights into reactions as I wear Glass at networking and social events.

TechCrunch meetup and Pitch-off Boston was a loud, throbbing nightclub experience where Glass broke the ice on some incredible conversations. Everyone wanted to see Glass, try Glass and of course ask “what is the best application so far.” Those who try it on almost always start jabbering about multiple ideas that only they, in their market space, might think of.

Check out a video and some of the photos I took using Glass:

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What is amazing about Glass at a networking event is that I can hold a beer, shake hands and take a photo all at once. That is the essence of the experience. Hands free. No reaching in your pocket for your phone. No more observing your kids from behind a lens. Glass allows the wearer to participate in the fun while capturing the action. That to me is the “best application” so far, but I'm excited to see what other experiences I'll have with Glass.

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