28. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online, Videos

I have misgivings about Google Glass. I worry that it might feel invasive to some. I realize my carrying around a camera could seem invasive as well, but somehow the Glass sort of creeps me out. I also think it can cause issues with copyright law. Can someone wear the device to a concert and then broadcast that or record it for others? How do groups prevent that? But then again, what do I know? Maybe it’s a great thing. Maybe I’d love it if I could afford it (I’m sure I can’t). Still, I’d be interested in giving it a go, just because. (But it’s not available to the general public, so there’s that ….)

Then there’s Cornell conductor and professor, Cynthia Turner …

Working with Tyler Ehrlich, an undergraduate student at the university, Turner has been developing apps that could replace music stands and sheet music altogether. “The whole idea of a music stand that is black and thick … to get rid of that is very exciting,” Turner said. “It’s just you and the musician.” A basic version of their app might just scroll notes by for the musician as they’re meant to be played, but Turner and Ehrlich have a far bigger vision: to create an entirely new method of music notation for the 21st century.

I read it here.

She has also used the device during a concert. It’s a bit jerky, but it’s interesting to see her point of view.

You can’t just go out and get a Glass (is that how we refer to the device) at the moment. Want one? You have to fill out a form and wait and hope and dream and all that jazz.

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