Gary Shteyngart was one of the first people in New York to get Google Glass. He writes,
On February 23, 2013, I entered a Twitter contest run by Google to pick the first batch of Glass Explorers with the following tweet: "#ifihadglass I could dream up new ideas for the TV adaptation of my novel Super Sad True Love Story." This was not quite as technically precise and inventive as some geek named Noah Zerkin's entry: "#ifihadglass I'd pair it with biofeedback sensors for self monitoring and uploading telemetry with pictures triggered by spikes in the data." But, about a month later, @googleglass responded: "@Shteyngart You're invited to join our #glassexplorers program. Woohoo!"
Shteyngart was instructed to wear Google Glass for only an hour a day for the first week, so that he could adjust slowly. But he wore it constantly: "I sometimes feel nauseous ... and sometimes there's a sharp pain, like a kidney stone ... but I think that's just a part of the fun of having new technology," he said. In this video, Shteyngart discusses his experience, visits his favorite bar and his psychoanalyst's office, and walks his dog, Felix, all while wearing his Glass.
Elizabeth Kendall, author of Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer, looks into George Balanchine's family history, finding a volatile and occasionally privileged childhood.
Elizabeth Kendall is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School. The author of several books, she has also written for the New Yorker, Vogue, Ballet News, Dance Magazine, the New York Times, Elle, the New Republic and other journals.