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Sophia Dominguez
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Growing up intensely curious, Sophia has traveled to over 20 countries and found passion influencing the future of wearable technology. As a recent Glass Explorer, she has mapped out the next month of travel to: Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai and Goa to capture the reactions of people across different cultures and their first experiences with seeing and using this amazing new technology.

Sophia graduated from NYU Gallatin in 2013 with an individualized B.S. degree in “How Technology Impacts Human Interaction.” She wrote her senior thesis on “Big Data & it’s Effects on Privacy & People.” She has worked on array of tech startups and projects doing anything from front-end web development to project management to putting on the first wearable technology conference, Glazed, in San Francisco.

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The World Through Google Glass

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 7:53 PM

This video captures my five-week journey through Madrid, Barcelona (the only city not in this video), Paris, London, Berlin, Dubai, Goa and Mumbai that sought to capture people's first reactions and experiences with Google Glass. After being invited into the Google Glass Explorer program, I knew the novelty of Glass would soon diminish and thus, wanted to give the rest of the world a glimpse into the future of wearable technology. It has been a passion of mine to understand how cultures react and adopt to new technologies. This project, SOPHIA THROUGH GLASS, encapsulates that.
 
I want to thank everyone that I met along the way for opening my eyes to new perspectives on technology and the future. This journey taught me that using Glass is just one of the many lenses through which I can see the world. Every single person I met along the way contributed to this learning experience and am forever thankful. I also want to thank my mom for her continuous edits, my step-father for being my inspiration to live life to the fullest, my family and friends for believing in me, and last but definitely not least to the 3% Conference who were the most supportive sponsors I could have ever asked for.

AFTERWORD: My assumption about the novelty of Glass was correct: as April 24, 2014, anyone can now buy Glass. The negative stories in the press may not have been what Google was hoping for, but I still believe in the future of ocular technology. I believe that we will look back in 10 years at this video, and at Glass, and think to ourselves, how could we wear those things?! In the meantime, we must remember that this is only the...

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Harnessing Chaos Constructively: Google Glass in India

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:42 PM

"Are those Google Goggles?" a man called out to me, five minutes after walking out of my hotel in Mumbai.

It took me a moment to register that he'd correctly identified Glass and then I confirmed, "Yes! Except their called Google Glass." Giddy, his eyes lit up. He had just...

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Londoners Rarely Give Glass a Glance

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 8:13 AM

Are they wary, weary or just not wowed?

Much as in New York, it is hard to shock Londoners, with their globe-in-your-face diversity, punks in pink and piercings on the Tube. It's safe to say that Londoners have acclimated to "shocking" appearances.

"Maybe you're just not going to the...

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Glass Greets Paris: Parlez Français?

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 3:57 PM

If you've ever been to France, you know that language matters here...a lot. Keeping the global invasion of English at bay is a passion, so how would Glass fair in Paris?

In Paris, much as in Spain, Glass's arrival sparked curiosity. Walking down a street someone's eyes would meet mine...

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Glass on Tour in Barcelona: The New Show in Town

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Arriving in Barcelona, one of Glass's first tasks was, inadvertently, taking on Apple. It all started out very mundane -- I met with friends who needed to exchange a charger at the chic new Apple store on Passeig de Gràcia, a major Barcelona avenue where you strut to...

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Google Glass: Qué Guay!

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 4:48 AM

"Me encantan tus gafas -- te ves tan moderna!"

(Translation: I love your glasses -- you look so modern!) declared the Spanish woman in her mid-30s as she admired Glass and stroked my hair trying to get a better look at the "lens."

"Si? En los Estados Unidos, la...

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Is It Recording? Google Glass in NYC

(10) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Walking down Fifth Avenue on a weekend afternoon is a tourist's dream and a New Yorkers past-time. Walking down Fifth Avenue wearing Google Glass caused a woman to do a head turn in the middle of her Snapchat selfie, a mover with a thick accent to follow me for two...

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The Idea and Itinerary

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 1:45 PM

Last Wednesday, it occurred to me that I would no longer be commuting between San Francisco and New York: I decided that I wanted to live in New York, resulting in me resigning from my job in San Francisco. With only a month gap between the time that I would...

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