Feb. 16 - David Datuna's ''Portrait of America'' uses Google Glass to play videos and audio clips, interacting with an audience at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Jillian Kitchener reports.
You have to see it to believe it. It's an interactive, tech-savvy yet patriotic piece - viewed through Google Glass. Fittingly so, David Datuna's "Portrait of America" is showcased at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC over President's Day Weekend. The artist once made a living working at an eyeglass store. And in this piece, some 2,000 lenses are laid across a 12-foot American flag. Beneath the lenses are portraits of America's greatest innovators, across the realm of politics, science, art, technology and music. When a viewer slips on Google Glass and looks at a particular part of the flag, the device will play one of 50 plus video or audio clips. Following President's Day, this innovative artwork will continue its tour across the country.