Google Glass Documentaries Offer A First Hand View Of The Developing World [Video]

Google Glass Documentaries Offer A First Hand View Of The Developing World [Video]
Design

A filmmaker's project allows you to see the world through another's eyes.

Rachel Pincus
  • 19 march 2014

Here in the West, Google Glass is seen as an intensely modern but perhaps destructive force. People aren’t quite ready for the idea of cameras mounted on every person’s head, and this has caused anxiety for many because we know progress is inevitable. In Myanmar, however, where just 4.2% of the population had access to the internet in 2012 and smartphones are only just starting to appear in major cities like Yangon and Mandalay, the glasses are more of an oddity than a threat. American filmmaker Josh Kim found inspiration in these conditions, loaning the glasses and their 720p mounted camera to people with unusual and in some cases, disappearing professions, such as sugar cane juice vendors and payphone operators.

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