Am I bold? (check, I'm also bald if that helps).
Am I creative? (check, I can spell creative with a "K" and it still kommunicates).
Do I have $1500 to blow? (why indeed I do, so say I).
What are you waiting for, ? Send me a "you have been selected" email and I'll come pick it up in NYC with my cool $1500.
Last year we showed Glass to the world for the first time - we jumped out of airships, crashed New York Fashion Week and even took a ride on the subway. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far and there’s a lot more to come, but we can’t go it alone. We’re developing new technology that is designed to be unobtrusive and liberating, and so far we’ve only scratched the surface of the true potential of Glass.
Now we want you to get involved and that’s why today we’re expanding our Glass Explorer Program. We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.
We’d love to make everyone a Glass Explorer, but we’re starting a bit smaller. So, if you want to be one of the first Explorers, go to www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one to find out how.
Raymond Pirouz is an author, consultant & lecturer practicing at the intersection of design, technology, commerce & culture.
Raymond was originally inspired by the juxtaposition of science, technology, design and business while working at the Product Assurance Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he interfaced with senior JPL engineers to develop milestone reports on high profile space missions. It was at JPL in 1993 where Raymond was first introduced to the internet and Mosaic -- the graphic web browser. Soon thereafter, Raymond attended the Art Center College of Design, graduated with honors, worked as an interactive advertising art director and twice earned the Pioneer Direct Marketing Award. Raymond then wrote his first book and launched a consultancy where he worked with brands like Adobe, American Century Mutual Funds, Caltech, Cathay Pacific, Honda, NASA/JPL, Panasonic, Toyota, USC, Virgin Records and others. An e-Learning pioneer, in 1998 Raymond developed a two-year curriculum in design and taught it to an online student body. Before transitioning to teach and consult full-time, Raymond served as Director of Marketing at lynda.com, a subscription-based online publisher of video training material for teachers, students and creative professionals working with digital media.
Raymond has authored
three books and his work has been featured or cited in publications as
well as in the popular press. Raymond has served as a judge for design
and advertising competitions, spoken at a number of conferences, sat on
panels and taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Center College of Design,
the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at
the University of Waterloo | Stratford and the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Raymond continues his consulting practice, drawing on insights at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture.
- Art Center College of DesignGraphic & Packaging Design, 1994 - 1996
- Paul Merage School of BusinessMarketing Lecturer, 2008 - presentTeaching Marketing on the Internet (MBA).
- Raymond PirouzConsultant, 2004 - presentDrawing on insights at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture.
- Ivey Business School at Western UniversityMarketing Lecturer, 2010 - 2015Teaching Marketing Core (undergrad), New Media Marketing (undergrad & MBA) and Design Driven Innovation (undergrad).