[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 19:32:58 UTC 2014

I'm not in favor of banning Glass (or any other technology -- what are
we, Luddites?), but I am in favor of stigmatizing its indiscriminate
use at Noisebridge.


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Jenny Ryan <tunabananas at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I really appreciate this thoughtful discussion. Someone at sudo room
> also brought up the prospect of banning Glass last week, largely
> inspired by the following tweet:
> "Someone wearing (what looks like) Google glass feels comfortable at
> @sudoroom, and suddenly i don't. @TPSBayArea"
> ...indicating this is also a matter of folks feeling safe at the space,
> a high priority for sudo.
> +1 to rachel's point on how legitimizing recording as "well, if you
> have nothing to hide" is fucked up and prioritizes those who are
> privileged enough to not be a target of the state. A class or a
> workshop on Glass and its capabilities would be awesome, though, and
> would probably serve to reduce the misconceptions and social stigma
> surrounding these devices. It's so new that social norms haven't been
> established around it yet. I personally feel uncomfortable talking with
> someone wearing Glass, but that's largely because it's a) alien,
> foreign, new, and b) I can't be sure they're paying attention to me.
> However, I also feel uncomfortable asking folks to remove their Glass
> when in conversation with me, because so many Glass-wearers get
> defensive - assuming I'm being prejudiced against them for wearing
> Glass. This is an understandable reaction given the strong movement
> against Glass, including violence and assault.
> However, unlike using smartphones in social interactions or reading
> books at the dinner table, you can't tell what a person is looking at
> when they're wearing Glass. I hope to encourage the norm of removing
> Glass when engaging in conversation with someone, so I don't have to
> ask - but it will probably take regularly asking to create that norm :)
> - --
> Jenny
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