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Interactive Judaism With Google Glass

How do you create meaningful interactive Jewish experiences? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Alon Meltzer, youth director of Hebrew Institute of White Plains about integrating Google Glass and Double Robotics Double into his purim program to help a sick child in the community have a unique Purim experience.

High-Tech Chanukah Gifts

What did you get for Chanukah? Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look as some innovative Chanukah gifts.

A Jewish Vision For Google Glass

How can you make Google Glass Jewish? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Barry Schwartz of Rusty Brick about leveraging Glass to fundamentally change the way Jews think about observing Judaism.

 

Envisioning Jewish Applications For Google Glass

More people are beginning to hear about Google Glass, and it has lots of potential for both Jewish practice and outreach. They function much like a SmartPhone except there is nothing to hold. Glass responds to voice commands; the user can also activate the device by swiping the right temple. If you want to take a photo, simply say “Okay Glass, take a picture.” While walking around, it’s easy to request and view directions or get an answer to a quick question.

Laying tefilin with the help of Google Glass. Photo courtesy Rabbi Jason Miller

Google Glass and Jewish Education

In 1982 when I was in first grade at Hillel Day School, a Jewish day school in Metropolitan Detroit, my father brought in our family’s Apple II computer for show-and-tell. There were no computers in the school at that time so it was a seminal technological moment for the school. I’m sure my father figured he would blow my classmates minds by showing them how to type a few lines of the LOGO programming language and get the turtle cursor to turn and move across the screen. However, my peers didn’t have any mind-blowing experiences that day -- it was only the beginning of what our generation would come to expect from computers and technology.

Hillel Fuld, a technology evangelist in Israel, tries Google Glass. Photo courtesy Hillel Fuld
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