Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Filmmaker Chris Barrett records the first arrest captured on Google Glass

According to NPR , filmmaker Chris Barrett is one of 1000 non-developer "citizen testers" for Google Glass. He was wearing the eye camera during 4th of July celebrations in Wildwood, New Jersey and witnessed activity leading to an arrest. Tech blogs and writers are making much of the hands free filming and the ease of being a bystander while capturing the whole event. I was at first nonplus-ed about the "walking in the crowd" cell phone footage but around 2:35, it is startling when Google Glass puts you right there during the arrest. Bloggers and Barrett are right that a big video camera or a cell phone would negatively affect the pure capture of the scene. Citizen journalists will literally be policing the streets in their Google Glass.

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