One of the biggest early impacts of mobile has been the creation of the every-person photographer – pictures are now captured, shared, distributed and discarded almost immediately from every corner of the world. As a result, photo sharing applications occupy a considerable amount of the mobile press. Companies are popping up everywhere doing everything from filters to photo sharing. Through all of this experimentation a much larger transformation is happening: The idea that photos are no longer just objects of memory being captured for later reference but objects of interaction for real-time conversation and discussion.
This transformation requires a new approach to the old photo – a platform that is not great for collaboration and self expression and that’s where Piictu comes in.
This is part 1 (of 3) of a deeper dive with Piictu founder Jon Slimak, into the changing role of photos and how Piictu came into being.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
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About Jon Slimak
I was born in Caracas Venezuela form a Canadien mother and Venezuelan father. I moved to NYC 13 years ago to attend Architecture school at Pratt.
After school I “9 to 9’ed” my way up the nyc corporate architecture ladder before becoming completely disenchanted with the industry and drifting to my own endeavors in technology.
Currently I am CEO of piictu, a mobile visual network for picture interactions that foster collaborative self expression. I am Techstars NYC alumni and feel fortunate to be working with an amazing team.
Among my previous completed projects are are a quick-service hospitality concept in NYC (www.lenanyc.com) and a online sustainable lighting resource platform (www.ledsence.com)
I have extensive design and strategy experience spanning many industries focusing mostly on design, social architecture and technology.
I am passionate about, nondualism, technology, philosophy, electronic music, sea urchin, design, sencha green tea & pancakes.
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