QuickWire: Yale U. Libraries Add Google Glass to Offerings

Yale University’s library system is asking students and faculty members to propose fall-semester research and teaching projects that would use Google Glass, the high-tech eyeglasses with built-in computing power. The announcement said the offering followed on the library system’s other successful technology-lending programs, such as one allowing entire classes to borrow iPads.

So far, though, the Yale student who has attracted the most attention using Google Glass has been Henry Furman, a senior who is a quarterback on the university’s football team. At the suggestion of a local creative-services company, he wore the glasses during a team practice, and the company created a video to give viewers an idea of what the game looks like from the quarterback’s point of view (at least when he doesn’t get sacked).

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