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A model wears Google Glass, the search giant's new wearable computer. Google photo.

A model wears Google Glass, the search giant’s new wearable computer. Google photo.

DETROIT (WWJ) – Google Glass, the search giant’s new wearable computer, will soon be released to the market. And you can get a firsthand look at it in an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17.

Google says it’s the first public event open to consumers to try out Glass outside the trials by invitation-only Glass Explorers, people who have been selected to preview the technology, and who have been doing so since May. Included among the Glass Explorers are more than 70 people from Michigan.

Glass will display on-the-go map, voice searches, video calls, photo sharing and more,

Consumers can RSVP at http://detroitthroughglass.splashthat.com.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is at 4454 Woodward Ave.

Google has Michigan offices in Ann Arbor and Birmingham, and has named the Detroit start-up incubator, Grand Circus, one of seven Google funded technology hubs in North America.

Event-goers are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves wearing Glass and share their experience on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #detroitthroughglass.

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