On You: A Story of Wearable Computing Curated by Thad Starner and Clint Zeagler

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday August 3, 2015 - Tuesday August 4, 2015
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • Phone: (650) 810-1010
  • URL: http://www.computerhistory.org/
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Birney Robert



Josh Preston 



Summary Sentence: On You: A Story of Wearable Computing Curated by Thad Starner and Clint Zeagler

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The Computer Histoy Museum's Soundbytes Speaker Series presents Thad Starner on August 3, 2015. 

On You: A Story of Wearable Computing June 30th - September 20th 2015 at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California

Clint Zeagler | Curator / Designer

Thad Starner | Curator

Kevin Shankwiler | Designer

Yoni Kaplan | Designer

Tavenner M. Hall | Text and Images

Wearable computers and head-mounted displays are in the press daily. Why now? While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have these devices become practical and desirable. Using consumer, professional, and “maker” devices, this exhibit demonstrates four challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays. The groups of head-mounted displays shown here reflect product categories that developed as these challenges were addressed:  

·      virtual reality displays which seek to remove the user from reality

·      portable video viewers for entertainment

·      industrial systems designed to support work tasks

·      early academic and maker systems that provide smartphone-like productivity and communication abilities for everyday use and

·      current consumer devices that leverage modern miniaturized sensors and wireless mobile networks to provide services that are “there when you need it, gone when you don’t.”

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Computing, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing, School of Computational Science and Engineering

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
25/50 Anniversary College of Computing, clint zeagler, College of Computing, college of computing alumni, Georgia Tech, georgia tech alum, graduate students, GVU, Industrial Design, kevin shankwiler, Tavenner M. Hall, Thad Starner, Yoni Kaplan
  • Created By: Birney Robert
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  • Created On: Jun 2, 2015 - 5:54am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:19pm