Isobar’s Chicago Holiday Party #ThroughGlass

It was a rainy winter night in Chicago, just days after the “Polar Vortex” turned the city into a sheet of ice. Around 6 o’clock, my coworkers and I started to leave the office, eschewing a short but certainly wet walk to the River North neighborhood in favor of calling up rides with Uber.

Now, I knew what I was getting into when I joined Google’s Glass Explorer program. I fully expected the befuddled looks from fellow pedestrians as we briefly shared a sidewalk. “I’m used to that,” I told myself. “I have tattoos.” One of the many perks of working at Isobar is the spirit of openness and innovation we share. So when I was asked by co-workers, “are you going to wear your Glass at the holiday party?” their tone was enthusiastic, lacking the skepticism I’d expected from reading media reports on the device. I knew the answer they all expected was “Of course!” and who would I be to disappoint?

And so, maybe it was the whiskey we all had to warm ourselves that night, but to me, wearing Glass at this large social gathering wasn’t awkward or uncomfortable at all. In fact, I felt a bit like a walking photobooth at times. However, this didn’t stop me from sharing in several lenghty conversations where the presence of the device all but disappeared.

What follows are the pictures and videos I snapped of us celebrating a successful 2013 together on that cold, rainy night at Chicago’s Siena Tavern. All taken through Google Glass.

 

 

 

 

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