Google Glass and Project 365

Here is the secret to the photography habit: wear Google Glass every day. On the days I did not wear Glass–usually because the frames are not very flattering and my regular frames really are flattering–I lived through a series of moments, never predictable, when I would wish I was wearing Glass so that I could photograph or record something. There was a blimp in the sky–no Glass and gone before I could retrieve my phone. Look at the cat! Sorry, moment’s gone. Leaf pattern–no, the wind hit it. It’s over. As someone who approaches writing from an imagistic viewpoint, recording these moments opens greater possibilities for expression and understanding. Glass adds an immediacy to the process that captures more than a freestanding camera, even one as convenient as a smartphone.

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Author of the poetry collection The Tethered Ground and Professor of English at Missouri State University. Contact me for readings or for workshops on writing/publishing and on teaching writing online.

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