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Google Glass — Can I Get A Witness?


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Don’t get me wrong, I can’t stand gardening. But the first thing that came to mind when I put on Google Glass was my mother’s organic garden.

You won’t catch me outside in broiling 98-degree southern humidity struggling to hack through a dense, painfully stinging row of okra, or pulling nasty, squirming wormy things off dozens of tomato bushes. No siree! But you will catch my mother doing that crazy stuff. For hours on end, day after day, week after week, throughout the south’s high summer months.

That said, if you can get past the oppressive heat and humidity there really is no more verdant and glorious vision of bounty, robust health and natural beauty than a southern organic garden at its summer harvesting peak.

Thus the thought of me strolling, beatifically wired, through rows of an organic garden in full, wearing a pair of Glass with my mother narrating the purvey and provenance of every lush plant and vegetable, set my pan-media-tuned mind into high and sunny gear.

Who wouldn’t want to document and share that kind of rich media in our connected world? To be fresh content-enabled, breezily so, by merely putting on glasses, something I’ve done every day since I was 7-years old anyway.

One of the great things about living near the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech, of course) is participating in some of the innovations and events churned from there. Whether beta testing products in development, networking, attending concerts or lectures, there’s a wealth of experience and knowledge available to the university’s surrounding community, so last night (July 11) I hopped over to nearby startup nurturer, Flashpoint on West Peachtree Street.

There, Randy J. Mitchell, the founder and CEO of Plisten, along with Google and Hypepotamus, hosted a meetup for Google Glass developers and designers. My friend/mentor and sometime colleague, veteran political reporter Tom Baxter, who’s always up for some new media-creation adventures, tagged along too.

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First Google Glass Enabled Melee, Arrest



An arrest/melee has been captured by a Google Glass wearing citizen. Alert the media! Looks like they’re already churning loads of blahblahblah commentary around this blessed/cursed event — as I too pound a keyboard.

If the NSA is big brother, Glassholes are the new little brother.

Will this ‘change citizen journalism forever’? Do you want to own a pair too? I already wear one pair of tricked-out eyeglasses. Not sure exactly where I’d put all that Google Glass gear on my face.

But sure. I’d give them a whirl! How about for the launch of the 2014 Georgia Legislature? And Better Georgia can use them on some of those backroom loony-tunes’ meetups.

NOTE: If anyone would like to sponsor me wearing a pair of Google Glass(es) during the 2014 Georgia General Assembly, from start to finish, please see me. But do it now!