May 12, 2021

Google Glass: Glass Hackathon at MIT “Spawns Bizarre No-Touch Apps”

From New Scientist:

A young bearded man with a slight paunch strides purposefully across the sixth floor of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His eyes are fixed on the middle distance, while his right arm gestures into thin air, as if swatting at flies.

But there are no flies here. The man is wearing Google Glass and I’m at a Glass hackathon. He is just one of a roomful of people hunched over desks strewn with electronic components, laptops open, their headsets propped up on their foreheads. They are tinkering with Google’s famous wearable computer, using a new language called Wearscript to tie the gadget to a whole range of other technologies – eye trackers, smart watches and even motion sensors on clothes.

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The crowd favourite comes from two MIT computer science undergraduates, Edwin Zhang and Jin Pan. They have rewritten the popular Pokémon game so it can be played using Glass, a Pebble smart watch and a Myo wrist bandMovie Camera, which senses muscle activity to let you control electronics with gestures.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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