I was walking around San Diego wearing Google Glass when Charlie, a man who has been homeless for over a decade, stopped and started a conversation with me.
When I started the interview and asked Michelle, Charlie’s wife, what it was like to be homeless in San Diego, she immediately started to share how police officers constantly harass them.
Michelle says that it was not until she moved to California that she became aware of homelessness. Now she has lived on the streets over eight years!
This is the last interview that I will ‘intentionally’ record with Google Glass. People have requested I stop using them for interviews mainly because of the audio issues. Wearable technology is here to stay, and I am honored Google picked Invisible People, and even more honored people donated so we could be the first trying to document homelessness through Glass. This has been an experiment that will continue, and I do hope to be able to record more walk-throughs of poverty areas like Skid Row, however, as an interview tool, Glass needs to handle audio better. Thank you, everyone, for all the feedback!
Special thanks to Caridad