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Patriotic art brought to life with Google Glass

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 00:58

Feb. 16 - David Datuna's ''Portrait of America'' uses Google Glass to play videos and audio clips, interacting with an audience at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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You have to see it to believe it. It's an interactive, tech-savvy yet patriotic piece - viewed through Google Glass. Fittingly so, David Datuna's "Portrait of America" is showcased at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC over President's Day Weekend. The artist once made a living working at an eyeglass store. And in this piece, some 2,000 lenses are laid across a 12-foot American flag. Beneath the lenses are portraits of America's greatest innovators, across the realm of politics, science, art, technology and music. When a viewer slips on Google Glass and looks at a particular part of the flag, the device will play one of 50 plus video or audio clips. Following President's Day, this innovative artwork will continue its tour across the country.

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Patriotic art brought to life with Google Glass

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 00:58