Wednesday, April 25, 2007

We need a Digital Cortex

Stan James (founder and CTO of Lijit Networks)
on how the world of information need a digital cortex, and the Attention role in the relations between consumer, publisher and advertiser.

Attention to dollars, and other exchanges

We need a Digital Cortex

Digital Cortex 2 - Information overload in the brain

Monday, April 23, 2007

SpikeNet human visual system

SpikeNet uses processing algorithms that are directly inspired by the strategies used by the human visual system which outperforms even the most sophisticated machine vision systems. Indeed, the human visual system is able to analyse a complex scene in a fraction of a second.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Foveon X3 Technology
A digital camera should see color the way the human eye does.

"It's easy to have a complicated idea," Carver Mead used to tell his students at Caltech. "It's very, very hard to have a simple idea."

The genius of Carver Mead is that over the past 40 years, he has had many simple ideas. More than 50 of them have been granted patents, and many involved him in the start-up of at least 20 companies, including Intel. Without the special transistors he invented, cell phones, fiber-optic networks, and satellite communications would not be ubiquitous. Last year, high-tech high priest George Gilder called him "the most important practical scientist of the late 20th century."
"Nobody," Bill Gates once said, "ignores Carver Mead."

X3 is the latest and most innovative product from Foveon Inc., the Silicon Valley digital-imaging company that Mead, 68, founded in 1997. Named for the fovea centralis—the part of the human retina where vision is sharpest and most color perception is located Foveon took as its mission another radically simple idea Mead loves: "Use all the light."

Monday, April 16, 2007

ViewFinder FireFox AddOn

Create webpage heatmaps directly from your FireFox.

Install Extension Here
or Download the ViewFinder heatmap extension for FireFox.

sample heatmap of firefox homepage
ViewFinder extension page at FireFox

Friday, April 13, 2007

New feature - upload image file

We have added a new feature to the ViewFinder heatmap service.
Upload image file - You can upload image files from your computer and see their visual attention heatmap.
Image formats: png (recommended), jpg, gif and bmp
Image size: 50-500 KB