Earlier this year, Google announced a contest. The prize: Google Glass, a ground-breaking wearable technology platform that enables you to harness the power of Google (everything from simple searches and directions to language translations, live Hangouts and media sharing) literally right before your eyes. All I had to do was submit 50 words about what I would do #ifihadglass. I did it in 18.
What to say (or tweet, in this case) was simple, because I work at a pretty inspiring place. I am the creative services lead for the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota. A mouthful, I know, but basically it means that I am a visual storyteller—I collaborate with a lot of people to share stories about incredible advances in knowledge and the amazing innovators behind them.
At the U of M, we are Driven to Discover.
Across the university’s five campuses and around the globe, thousands of intimidatingly talented researchers are working on some of society’s greatest challenges. How to live healthier and smarter. How to understand ourselves and each other. How to preserve and expand on our past, present and future.
So, what am I going to do with Google Glass? I’m going to explore the U of M and share those discoveries in a whole new way.∗