Cornell professor hopes to use Google Glass to enhance music experience

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The introduction of Google Glass could be used to introduce us as well into worlds and perspectives that we have not experienced yet.

At Cornell University, one of their professors, Cynthia Turner, who teaches classical music and is also a conductor, believes that the Google device could be a “game changer for anyone who needs two hands to do something,” she said.

Aside from musicians being able to use Google Glass instead of stands, for example, Turner also sees their application as a way to showcase the musician, and in time the same sentiment could be applied to other fields besides music. The first-person view, which is so popular in video games, could be used with much more accuracy in movies with the use of Google Glass.

Turner herself has used the glasses while performing and describes the viewing experience. “They’ll occasionally see my baton, or my hands, or my music,” she said. “But more importantly they would see the musicians who are making the sounds.”

There are problems that arise from such a venture, and in the case of classical music they involve primarily having to have the technology work perfectly, because lag or problems with the Google Glass when reading notes if they do abandon the stand and physical copy of the music as well. Also there is the possibility that they could be hacked, but despite the fears Turner remains optimistic.

“Bottom line,” she said, “I think it’s an amazing technology.” We agree.

[via The Verge, image via Wikipedia]

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