Gary Flake & Pivot: A New Way to Analyze and Connect Information Online
Using the massive amounts of data we find online can be an overwhelming task. It’s one thing to Google something, but it’s a whole different endeavor to effectively use the results of a search. Have you ever felt overloaded by information? How could you not? 🙂
This is why I was intrigued by some new technology coming out of Microsoft that may help us actually connect “the web” to better analyze content. The following is a short video of a talk given by Gary Flake, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, and the founder and director of Live Labs. He spoke last month at TED. Here’s a brief description of Gary’s talk on TED’s website:
Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing.
I hope you enjoy this video and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.