[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 19:45:09 UTC 2014


Please work a little harder at your analogies.  This isn't purely a
case of "people are afraid of new things."  Give the hacker community
you're interacting with a little more respect.


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
> I think when the sony walkman first popularized portable headphones, it had
> a similar stigma associated with it.  The first few sony walkman models were
> quite expensive so only a few people had them.  It was very rare to see
> people walking around with headphones so people were naturally against them
> initially.  Of course nobody blinks an eye when one sees someone wearing
> ipod earbuds these days.
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:51 AM, 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
>> http://jennyryan.net
>> http://sudomesh.org
>> http://thevirtualcampfire.org
>> http://technomadic.tumblr.com
>> `~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`
>> "Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
>> - -Laurie Anderson
>> "Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining
>> it."
>>  -Hannah Arendt
>> "To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
>> - -Stéphane Mallarmé
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