This guest blog is by Brian Lystgaard Due, University of Copenhagen, who has been researching the fascinating question of what it means to wear a mobile camera while going about one’s everyday business.
The social implications of using Google Glass
When I first heard of Google Glass (GG) I was struck by its design and functionality, and thought to my self: How will these works in social interaction? So I contacted a Danish spectacles foundation (Synoptik Fonden) and applied for extra research funding. I bought a pair of GG in January 2014, and wore them as part of a breaching experiment with my self and my different soundings as research objects. I experienced many interesting possibilities but also vast limitations. So I organized three different social experiments and video recorded them.