Glass in Action

Category : Photo & Video · (1) Comment · by May 1, 2013

Here are a few Macro shots of the Glass screen in action.

This one will give you a sense of scale:

Glass Bokeh

This is the Glass screen.  The projected image is out of focus, but you can see the top, bottom, right and left edges of the prism clearly.


Now look at a photo of Glass where the message is in focus:



The shots are taken from the back.  That is to say, if you were facing the wearer, this is what you might see on his screen.  To give you a sense of scale, the Glass prism, which is about 1cm high, takes up the entire height of this photo.



And here are the search results.  Of course the ultra-high resolution Glass screen looks much better, and from the front the image looks significantly larger.


It is strangely difficult to photograph the screen from the front.  I’m still working on it, but the focus point is nearly impossible to locate.  Once found, it has a strange effect of being larger on the inside than it is on the outside.  That’s an odd way to say it, but maybe this horrible photo will demonstrate it a bit:


Like I said, I’m working on it.

This photo of Glass was taken from the front – the wearer’s perspective.  The purple blob is the whole screen area, but the card that is displayed here is easily four times larger than what you can see.  It’s a restaurant called Balabans.  I’ve never been there, and I don’t know why the card is there, and I can’t seem to get rid of it.  The card shows a photo of the restaurant on one half and the name and hours on the other half.  You can read “Open until ?0:00 PM” on the photo but, as I said, that’s only a fraction of the card’s content.

So how is it that your eye can see the whole card but the camera’s lens can only see a portion?  Maybe that rumor about Glass projecting an image onto your retina is based in fact…?

Well, I’ll find some way to bring you a better view of the Glass screen!


In case you’re wondering how I get app screenshots, like the ones I used on the New York Times app review, they are screenshots from my phone.  The MyGlass Android app can “Screencast” the Glass content onto my phone’s screen :-)


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