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They Live: Google Glass for media literacy?

By May 7, 2014 News No Comments

The 1988 John Carpenter sci-fi thriller They Live came up in conversation recently, and with a surge in wearable tech like Google Glass, we found it…kind of inspiring. Take a look:

It’s almost like the glasses give the wearer a kind of x-ray vision into the real meaning behind media messages. And even though our media in 2014 are not created by a race of aliens trying to lull us to sleep (or are they?), the need for decoding messages is no less urgent. Media literacy via Google Glass? Perhaps someday, there will be an app for that.