Smithsonian has high-tech flag for President's Day
WASHINGTON (AP) - A multimedia artist is bringing his 12-foot American flag that's viewed with Google Glass to the National Portrait Gallery for a special President's Day weekend exhibition.
Organizers say "Portrait of America" by New York-based artist David Datuna is the first artwork to use Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses. It's part of a series of works Datuna is creating.
The flag installation is a collage made of plywood, newspapers and images of George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Lady Gaga and other figures. The top layer is made of hundreds of eyeglass lenses that give the piece a different look from different vantage points.
Cameras embedded in the artwork and on Google Glass allow the viewer to become part of the artwork.
Datuna says his piece is about freedom of express and American culture.