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February 26, 2014 AT 7:00 am

Becky Stern on BBC Click Radio #WearableWednesday


I was a part of a panel for the latest episode of Click radio, a technology program on the BBC World Service:

Technology allows us to wear prescription glasses and put on wrist watches. Without giving these devices much thought, once they are on, we are hardly aware of them. The same philosophy underpins today’s advanced wearable technologies.

In a special edition of Click from the BBC’s Radio Theatre, Gareth Mitchell charts the evolution of wearable technologies such as Google Glass, life-logging cameras and Sixth Sense gestural interfaces.

These devices suggest a future where you will not have to disrupt social interactions with invasive technology (such as a hand-held mobile phone) because you will have ambient awareness of your surroundings.

Click is joined by a panel of experts to discuss whether a world of augmented reality through wearable technologies is near and achievable or far away and fanciful. And finally, is it desirable or inevitable?

The other panelists were:

  • (Sandy) Alex Pentland (remote from MIT in Boston)
  • Lasse Wasserman – senior programmer for Google Glass
  • Atau Tanaka – musician based at Goldsmith College (using his Biomuse system)
  • Michele Danjoux – dance choreographer
  • Francesca Rosella – creative director at Cute Circuit


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