LOS ANGELES: Beauty is in the eye of the Google Glass wearer. At least that’s what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers will discover.
Google is enlisting film students from five colleges to help it explore how its wearable computing device can be used to make movies.
The $1,500 Google Glass headset is already being used by 10,000 so-called explorers.
The device resembles a pair of glasses and allows users to take pictures, shoot video, search the Internet, compose email and check schedules.
As part of its experiment, Google will lend each school three pairs of Google Glass.
“This excited us in a lot of ways.”
Glass users can shoot video in “720p” high-definition quality by issuing voice or touch commands.
Google has already shown off a few examples of how people are using the device, such as tennis pro Bethanie Mattek-Sands preparing for Wimbledon and physics teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel taking his class on a virtual field trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.