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Google's Project Glass Shows Up at Fashion Week in NYC

By - Source: The Verge | B 15 comments

A whole new take on Fashion Week.

We first caught sight of Google's Project Glass back in April. After months of rumors regarding a HUD, Google finally uncovered the secret project and revealed that it was working on perfecting the smart glasses for release in the future. June brought demonstrations from Google at Google I/O, and attendees were even able to pre-order a pair (if they had $1500 hanging around and were willing to trade that cash in for the privilege of being among the first). Other than its appearance at Google I/O, we haven't seen a lot of Project Glass in the last few months. Until this week, that is.

   

The product was spotted at Fashion Week in New York City this week, with one designer using the glasses to record her show. According to The Verge, designer Diane von Furstenberg is using Google's Project Glass to record her New York Fashion Week show from behind the scenes. The recording will be made into a short movie entitled 'DVF through Glass' and will showcase a first-person perspective of preparation and participation in the runway show.

Though the movie itself won't air until this Thursday (September 13), the Diane von Fustenberg Google+ page is awash with first-person perspective shots from the show. Head on over for shots of make up articles, clothes, and models sporting the new Google glasses.

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    Anonymous , September 10, 2012 3:19 PM
    Call me a nerd, but I really want one. =D
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    booyaah , September 10, 2012 3:22 PM
    Model included?
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    CaedenV , September 10, 2012 3:25 PM
    is it just me, or does to these fashion models just look like a bunch of hunched over crack addicts wearing bright colors?

    Google glass is the only 'cool' 'futuristic' looking thing in either of those photos.
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    bustapr , September 10, 2012 3:26 PM
    im interesting in knowing if that thing would emit noticable heat. It certainly does look interesting. its kind of ugly, but its 1st gen. I bet 2nd gen would look alot better.
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    killerclick , September 10, 2012 4:15 PM
    Will Google realize most people don't care about a head-mounted camera? What we want is a head mounted display, it doesn't even need to be a computer, just connect it to my phone. Keep the camera off it, save the weight and battery life.
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    boiler1990 , September 10, 2012 4:51 PM
    killerclickWill Google realize most people don't care about a head-mounted camera? What we want is a head mounted display, it doesn't even need to be a computer, just connect it to my phone. Keep the camera off it, save the weight and battery life.

    But even displays still need microprocessors to handle all of the data signals, so it will still technically need the computing devices inside. I do agree that these could have a less-obtrusive design though.
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    bustapr , September 10, 2012 5:15 PM
    killerclickWill Google realize most people don't care about a head-mounted camera? What we want is a head mounted display, it doesn't even need to be a computer, just connect it to my phone. Keep the camera off it, save the weight and battery life.

    feel free to downvote me if Im wrong, but Im pretty sure google glass' main objective is to display your phones info on the glasses. the camera is a feature.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_DsUl_vqvo
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    ankaj , September 10, 2012 5:22 PM
    killerclickWill Google realize most people don't care about a head-mounted camera? What we want is a head mounted display, it doesn't even need to be a computer, just connect it to my phone. Keep the camera off it, save the weight and battery life.

    If you look into Google Glass a little more, you will realize that it is not just about having a camera attached to your head all the time.
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    killerclick , September 10, 2012 5:57 PM
    ankajIf you look into Google Glass a little more, you will realize that it is not just about having a camera attached to your head all the time.


    Yeah, but every single demo so far has been all about video capture. I did like that first video, but that wasn't a demo.
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    neon871 , September 10, 2012 6:00 PM
    what glasses?
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    thecolorblue , September 10, 2012 6:09 PM
    Perfect device for the NSA to spy on its citizens.
    There are back-doors to everyone's phones, ipads, etc that allow spying on citizens, but that's not enough. Let the lemmings have a device capable of recording anything you look at.

    Brilliant. Let the supplication to big bro begin


    Mass Surveillance Systems iPhone, Gmail, Blackberry ect --> http://youtu.be/pM0YWRYaB_c
    http://youtu.be/zq3fgwV7doY
    http://youtu.be/hfS2Op9l3nk
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/07/binney-on-alexander-and-nsa/
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/
    http://youtu.be/ToCxcIUcPxU
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/nsa-spied/
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    legoBlocks70 , September 10, 2012 6:48 PM
    very cool ,,like to try them myself,,,
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    JamesSneed , September 10, 2012 6:54 PM
    Quote:
    feel free to downvote me if Im wrong, but Im pretty sure google glass' main objective is to display your phones info on the glasses. the camera is a feature.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_DsUl_vqvo



    I think at the end of the day it will be used for Augmented reality but for now its still in early stages and doesn't do much more than what you stated. Down the road you make look at a building and it tell you what businesses are located there or look at a Mall and it show where each store is located inside. Or you pass by a store and it will give you a phone number and store hours, etc.

    It will eventually give extra information about things you see that you wouldn't have without out doing say a Google search.
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    Fyrilin , September 10, 2012 6:57 PM
    killerclickYeah, but every single demo so far has been all about video capture. I did like that first video, but that wasn't a demo.

    You're right. However, playing the devil's advocate, it WOULD be difficult to demonstrate through a camera the augmented reality that your eyes (eye?) would perceive. Plus, that software is most likely one of the things they are working on the most right now so the recording may be one of the only production-quality applications right now.

    I would LOVE to try out the glass once it becomes widely available unless, as you pointed out, it is primarily for recording video. I don't really care all that much about that. The augmented reality of the first video would be great, especially if paired with devices such as your car to do things like this: http://current.com/1819m4c
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    killerclick , September 10, 2012 8:40 PM
    FyrilinYou're right. However, playing the devil's advocate, it WOULD be difficult to demonstrate through a camera the augmented reality that your eyes (eye?) would perceive.


    They can simply superimpose the HUD data on the video feed and say this is what you would see if you had one. What I suspect is that it started as an ambitious project, but due to technical challenges they're scaling it back to imaging being its primary function, with other capabilities to be added in subsequent generations.