With what he’s wearing, Victor Hernandez seems to be part human and part robot.

On any given day, Hernandez is wearing a number of electronic products: an Apple Watch, a Narrative Clip, which is a bathroom tile-sized camera that automatically takes a photo every 30 seconds, and a Kapture wristband, which allows wearers to save 60 seconds of audio after the fact.

Hernandez, a Reynolds Journalism Institute academic fellow, donned all these products during his presentation at MobileMe&You, a conference hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Oct. 28-30, 2015. The conference was the first on the UNL campus to bring together mobile experts from around the world to discuss the growing influence of mobile media in daily life. 

Hernandez is also the director of media innovation at Banjo—a startup company in Las Vegas whose website says it “organizes the world’s social and digital signals by location … in real time.” He focuses on newsrooms’ use of technology that can be worn, products often called “wearables.” 

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