A while back, this spring, I asked what all of my supporters surfing the social networks were interested in when hearing from an artist. Overall, it seems that more than anything it’s to stand in my shoes for a bit. (..and get into my head)
So, to begin seeing what I can do about that, this month I’ve become a Google Glass Explorer.
For those who might not have heard of it, Glass is a wearable mobile device in beta testing that captures video, still shots, and connects online by pairing with your phone. ..being controlled by gestures, voice command, or touch.
I’m still getting the hang of it, but hopefully it will allow me to easily share with all of you a little bit of what I see, do, and experience so you can be there with me.
(Since many have already asked, the prism glass-like piece over my eye doesn’t act like a high powered magnification lens. Rather, it shows a small transparent card-like screen to control the device, share to the web, etc.)
The first public use of Glass for me was this past Saturday for the Kelley Galleries Hudson Open House where I filmed myself painting a great horned owl (Samantha) from the Minnesota Raptor Center in 3 hours. ..many short clips showing progress that will be combined shortly.
And lastly.. A photo gallery of the event/auction: