Google Glass photo update brings HDR, better low-light shots and captions

Specialty glass doors let in light, maintain privacy





This involves taking a brighter, darker and mid-range image and combining them together to reproduce a fuller range of tones. Its very common now on smartphones and other cameras, so its nice to see it come to Glass. This means that Glass will now shoot a burst of images every time you snap the shutter, and then combine those images together to get you a better final result. Google says that this feature will also automatically detect low light situations and try to get you a brighter, sharper image. Google also says that the new feature should even work with moving subjects.





Google sheds light on Glass in new FAQ





NIACC art instructor Melissa Lovingood came up with the idea after President Debra Derr asked that Larsen create a piece to celebrate NIACCs centennial in 2018. I was thrilled about it, Larsen said, noting that he took art classes at NIACC in the late 1970s after opening his stained glass business. One of his classes included abstract art and was taught by Ken Franks. The art classes at NIACC did help, Larsen said. Larsen went to work on the project in November and completed it in April. It includes three pieces. The two end pieces are almost mirror images with both featuring green, orange and yellow strips of glass representing the farmland surrounding NIACC.





A World of Light and Glass





(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Those of you still in the dark about Google Glass will find a host of details via a new online FAQ. Posted Tuesday, the FAQ addresses a slew of questions apparently sent to Google by people curious about the eyeware. Divided into four sections, it first addresses such basic questions as what exactly is Glass, what does Glass do, and when will Glass be available to all consumers. The second section dives into more details by explaining the look of the screen, the technical specs, the storage capacity, and the options for people who wear prescription glasses. 1-2 of 27 Scroll Left Scroll Right The third section discusses the sensitive topic of privacy, an item that has triggered fears among congressional leaders . Google has attempted to waylay such worries by saying that Glass users have control over the information they share with the company.









He collaborated with the artist Jenny Holzer to design a translucent LED signage wall in the lobby, upon which texts she selected about New York will scroll. And for the glass facade of the building itself, Carpenter suggested inserting a blue stainless steel reflector between each floor to bounce sky light up onto the windows. The effect is that the facade emanates light -- sometimes blending seamlessly into a blue sky, at other times perhaps reflecting a dark patch of clouds. "The desire was to move away from the monolithic character of the building and introduce a component of activation and depth to its surface," Carpenter explains. SHINING LIGHT. In his work at the Hearst building, the sense of depth was more literal. Working with fountain expert Jim Garland -- who previously worked on the Bellagio's theatrical water show in Las Vegas -- Carpenter designed the sloping river that dominates the lobby. The water feature -- which Brian Schwagerl, director of real estate and facilities planning at Hearst Corp., terms the "largest sustainable artwork in the world" -- is designed to draw moisture from the air, helping to cool the lobby and reducing energy costs.





Stained glass sheds light on 21st century





"I see the art and craft of stained glass capable of endless innovation," he said. "This reinvention of an ancient and traditional process along with manipulation of light is the root of my love for the medium." Wilson, influenced by the stained glass designs of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has designed windows with geometric patterns in blues and golds for the Spirit of Christ Roman Catholic Church in Orvada, Colo., a model of which is on display. In his Eucharist Window for the church, he used increasingly light glass from bottom to top to suggest ascent to a spiritual realm. Stephen Knapp, an artist of international reputation who creates his designs on a computer, works with kiln-formed relief glass to give a third dimension to his art, engaging the viewer with a three-dimensional quality in addition to color and design. A panel completed last year bears a quote in relief from the Biblical Book of Micah enclosed in a diagonal pattern of textured glass.





Parlour Lighting by Donna Bates





"The craftpeople who make the glass jars are willing to make small runs of the glass with the ammendments that I need to make them into lights," Bates told Dezeen. The lights come in six shapes and sizes - as pendant lights with a blue, green or black frame and table lamps with either an oak or walnut hand-turned base. The lighting was on show in a Victorian prison named the House of Detention at Clerkenwell Design Week . More information from the designer follows: A road less travelled - from milking parlour to design studio Irish lighting and furniture designer Donna Bates, is launching her first lighting collection, Parlour Lighting at the Clerkenwell Design Week from May 21st May 23rd. This new collection has been inspired by Donnas childhood of growing up on the family dairy farm near the shores of Loch Neagh and makes special reference to the milking parlour receiving jars, which were used to collect the cows milk. Each limited edition piece has been handmade to exacting standards in collaboration with the finest local craftspeople using the highest quality materials. There is a definite movement towards design led craft and I am excited to be part of that trend. I feel passionately about design but equally so about supporting local highly skilled makers explains Donna.





Campus captured in glass & light





"We'll put a glass border around the etched glass and then you'll have a combination that sends in full and diffused light," Gardner said. Colored glass panels -- similar to stained glass often found in a church -- are another option. These panels can be designed in different motifs, with black wrought-iron metal seams forming a picturesque imprint on the door. Light will pass through the glass but no one will be able to look inside. A double set of front doors is popular too, typically featuring a louvered or solid wood inner door behind a glass outer door.