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MetaTools, MetaCreations, Meta...?

Companies come and go. Nevertheless, the creative people behind have not retired. This page assembles some insights to the latest projects of Kai Krause and his companions (in no specific order).

An interface is about hiding complexity from the user. It's about guiding a process, without cognitive understanding of what goes on beneath. Interface design is the art of enveloping the observer in an enticing, “try this” exploration with ever-new elements and designs as the tools to triumph in new territories. – Kai Krause, 1996



Kai Krause

Kai@Subblue

Frax | stuff.co.nz | cnet | TechHive | Review on TechHive

Kai Krause on edge

Wikipedia on Kai Krause

Flashback

The Interface of Kai Krause’s Software

Kai's Power Tips and Tricks for Adobe Photoshop

Kai Krause über seine Freundschaft zu Douglas Adams

Byteburg in Bad Breisig

Eric Wenger

U&I software

Jul 2007 ArtMatic Pro 4.1 for Macintosh

Kai Krause on ArtMatic: power ohne Ende und ohne Anfang. Absurd wie Eric das immer hinkriegt.

Eric Wenger's compositions on mp3.com

VideoEric Wenger, le magazine video des arts graphiques & visuels - 3 part video interview

Visit my art gallery with some images created with ArtMatic and ArtMatic Voyager

MetaSynth 5 discussed on createdigitalmusic.com

Eric on facebook

ArtMatic 3 screenshot

Kai Gradert
Phil Clevenger

Cooperating Systems

LittleKai demonstrated the system HelloWorld to me and I am deeply impressed. CoSi has released a beta version of HelloWorld for Windows.

Someone else is also very impressed: «What you have is the most interesting thing I’ve seen in ages. Something like this with a company behind it should do very well. I’m certainly going to be looking forward to it on my Macintosh ... Congratulations on this product.» – Steve Wozniak, January 25, 2003

Kai moved on to(&off) google while Phil joined Adobe Systems.

HelloWorld screenshot

Phil Clevenger

Adobe Systems

Adobe Labs: Project Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Kai Gradert (again)

dotspots.com

DotSpots is a semantic annotation system that brings the wisdom of crowds to every meme (block of text) on the web, and leverages automatic semantic matching to distribute each contribution to every instance of that meme across the web.

chee.rs

Joseph Linaschke

Apple

VideoJoseph Linaschke - Photographer

Andy Bearsley
Matt Fox-Wilson
Mike Van Bokhoven

ambient design

ArtRage4

Ambient Design

Michael Herf
Robert Bailey

stereopsis.com

Picasa, an image browser for Windows (Oct 2002)

Herf Consulting LLC

little chat about Picasa on Camera Lucida

Picasa screenshot

John Wilczak

New MetaTools

MetaSquares for MacOS X and iPhone

MetaSquares screenshot

Marc Keohane Katherine Howard

Smith Micro

the new home of Poser

Larry Weinberg

Ghost Effects, Inc.

Ben Weiss

shell&slate software

Ben sues Adobe Systems (MacCentral, 20 Nov 2002)

Ben Weiss on friendfeed

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Ben Weiss, Ian Gilman

Photosynth

Seadragon™ by SandCodex was acquired by Microsoft in 2006

Today Blaise is architect of Bing Mobile and Bing Maps /2013

Photosynth

Ian Gilman

iangilman

  • blogs at Thoughtsam
  • works at Seadragon, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006

Eric Yee

ideasbeyond

Scott Kim

scottkim

Shuffle Brain

Dean Douger

douger.com

Javier Roca

artroca.com

Mark Zimmer

Apple

working on Core Image, see also macnn: Apple patent: OS X Leopard may introduce Live Desktop

Before the he was at fractal.com.

Computer Software Pioneer Mark Zimmer interviewed by Maximilian Schönherr,1996

Frank Casanova

Apple

  • Director of QuickTime

Andrea Pessino

ReadyAtDawn

after
Word of Warcraft for Blizzard

Nathan M. Harris

luna1.com

Steve Cooper

Havok

Steve is co-founder of Curious Labs, now e frontier

Susan Kitchens

auntialias.com

Susan's blog: 2020 Hindsight

Susan at friendsfeed

Ken Musgrave

Ken "Doc Mojo" Musgrave

CEO of Pandromeda, Inc.

2020Hidsight:Dell Hell, A Man Named Ken Musgrave, and No Concession to the Hated User

Christopher Cowan

Derry Journal newspaper group

as graphic designer for the newspapers – he does not take any resposnibility for the website design.

Marcel Magis
Steff Fehrle

New Thinkland

Nudelsuppes Welt: Kai Krause über Douglas Adams, Juli 2006

New Thinkland

Adrian Mendoza

amenfoto

Dieter Heise

OctoberFeast

a German-style bakery in San Francisco

Octoberfeast on fb

OctoberFeast

Thanks to Stefan Werner and Christopher Cowan for providing some background information.

Twitter List

Some people can also be found on twitter. I’ve created a meta list to follow them at once.

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