We see a potential for a powerful new form of multimedia documentary in the age of wearable computers. Devices like Google Glass give their wearers the ability to connect to others in real time over the Internet, to take hands-free video and photos, to log other information such as location, and to see notifications that are layered over their view as they go about their daily lives. These gadgets are coming — they’re expected to be a $10-billion market by 2016.

The project is led by Jeff Young, a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Scott Greenwald, a PhD student in the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group and a developer of WearScript, which allows rapid app development for Google Glass with Javascript.

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