yesterday's technology tomorrow
Monday, April 06, 2009So its been forever since I updated this blog. As a brief form of catchup, in mid 07 we sold AgentArts to FAST Search and Transfer which was then sold to MSFT. As part of this deal I was required to stay until the start of 09.
In mid Jan I left MSFT and have spent the last little while resting, exercising, enjoying being at home and working on starting my new business.
For the last few years I have been very interested in data visualisation, complex systems, physical computing and of course data mining. Taking the work I had done at AgentArts, which was the backend data mining side of things, I had been interested in looking at the more user facing side of data exploration and discovery.
To cut a longer story short, I am starting a Data Visualisation studio based in Melbourne focused on creating interactive data visualisations inspired by nature.
To a degree this is, again, ahead of the curve, but the trends underlying the need for better ways for people to make sense of massive complex data while taking advantage of the technology improvements point strongly to data visualisation being a growth area.
I'm also going to try to post to this blog again, if only to try and refind my writing voice.
The new business is called Flink Labs. The website is at www.flinklabs.com
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