5 US colleges get Google Glass for filmmaking test-drives

July 30, 2013

Google is using film students at 5 US colleges to test-drive the new Google Glass headsets. The American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA, and University of Southern California will each get 3 pairs of Google Glass, which allow users to take pictures, record video, and use the Internet for search and email. Google says it is interested in how students will use the glasses for documentary filmmaking, character development, location-based storytelling, and “things we haven’t yet considered.” One USC professor is excited about the opportunities students will discover to tell stories, especially from the first-person point-of-view. Globe and Mail