Video made with Google's glasses bounces online

How do you top a viral photo that was shot with Google's Project Glass high-tech specs? Shoot a video with the glasses -- while jumping on a trampoline.

One of the Project Glass photos that was posted to Google+ this week. For a video shot by someone wearing the specs, scroll down. Google

How does Google and its high-tech-specs effort top company VP Sebastian Thrun's viral photo of a dad's-eye view of Thrun swinging his boy round in circles?

Easy. It puts the Project Glass spectacles on someone, puts that someone on a trampoline, then puts the setting on "video" and lets that someone start jumping and filming.

Google posted the vid to Google+ this week, in a gallery devoted to the Google+ Photography Conference, which took place in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It also posted photos of a Google Glass Walk that was part of the conference.

Thrun's earlier photo got people talking about a new era in photography, and videos like this one, as they begin to appear, may well inspire chatter about a new era in cinematography.

But don't hold your breath when it comes to donning a pair of Project Glass specs and shooting your own first-person version of "Lady in the Lake." The Huffington Post reports that Google co-founder Sergey Brin said at the conference that the Project Glass prototypes we've been seeing around "are not beta, these are not alpha; these are, you know, kind of rough off the lab floor." And on being asked by The Verge about rumors the specs would hit the market by the end of the year, Brin said, simply, "give us time."

 

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