Now that gays are almost full citizens, it’s time to pass the civil rights torch to…people who wear Google Glass? Jason Jones recently visited San Francisco to speak to some of these people, who prefer to be called Google Glass Explorers, about how hard their lives are, and to try out his own low-budget version of a face camera to get a feel for the discrimination they face. His takeaway: “Yes, it seems in this day and age, you can still be treated differently just because of how you look — wearing a $1,500 face computer.”
Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.