Smithsonian unveils Google Glass activated artwork

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- This weekend only, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will have a Google Glass-activated American flag on display.

Saturday through Monday David Datuna's Viewpoint of Billions, Portrait of America with Google Glass, will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the third floor of the museum.

Museum officials say that visitors will be able to try on Google Glass to view the 12-foot multi-media flag covered in hundreds of eyeglass lenses. Visitors will be able to "explore historical and contemporary figures from American culture embedded in the artwork. Images, and the viewer's own voice, trigger videos and interactive experiences that can be seen through the viewfinder of Glass," according to a press release from the museum.

Officials also say that visitors can have their portraits taken wearing Google Glass and that photos will be sent out via social media.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment