Mathieu Gosselin

About Mathieu

Bio

French human being living in London. Making flash development as a living, i created a crazy photopainting app recently named psykopaint.

Languages

French

Areas of Expertise

Programming, Design Research

I'm passionate about

Music, design and technology, ideas, exploration, life

People don't know I'm good at

Cool visual stuffs

Comments & conversations

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Mathieu Gosselin
Posted over 3 years ago
Roger McNamee: 6 ways to save the internet
I think they will have a slow and painful death. But yes, slow... and in the many tasks you talked about i am not sure about gaming. Also we are at the very beginning of this new form factor. A mouse looks totally outdated compared to multitouch. 2 Year olds can use an iPad instinctively. We probably don't remember it but it takes ages to adapt to a mouse. We need some more time to incubate this new medium. But all productivity things will be way faster with multitouch once this is mature. I could see the future might be like a giant tablet for which you can bring a keyboard on screen when you need ( i don't think the keyboard will disappear).
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Mathieu Gosselin
Posted over 3 years ago
Roger McNamee: 6 ways to save the internet
Very inspiring talk. I was full on until the part on HTML5. He talks about how the app model and curation of the online experience is taking over the web but then suddenly he thinks that people will go backward with HTML5? First the content we see in HTML5 right now is ages behind what has been done in flash for the last few years (Either people have a Pavlovian gut feeling against flash or not). Just the fact Flash is not ubiquitous on mobile platform, as Steve Jobs decided it this way, doesn't make HTML5 solve everything! That's simply a different technology that does the same thing! The experience on apps is way better than anything that can be achieved with HTML5. So we might think that apps might replace this model completely. Or maybe the fact that we don't need to install anything removes the friction associated with downloading an app. We'll see.... But qualitatively you can offer way better experiences natively. So we could argue with this fact. But i think the web browser on mobile is dead. I never use it personally on either my iPad or Android Phone. So i wouldn't bet on HTML5 especially if we think tablets are going to take over.
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Mathieu Gosselin
Posted over 4 years ago
When will Google's dominance in search end?
I thought about what the future of search would be for a while, and i am thinking the evolution of the web has been toward a more visual experience. So i came to investigate myself not how the information is found but how it is displayed. Google comes from an age where internet was mainly textual and contextual. Now the web is much faster and machines powerful enough so the web we browse now is filled with images and videos. And for me that sounds like a natural evolution, we can process images much faster than text (don't have numbers but quite huge difference). So selecting a result among a visual grid is a much more instant approach for filtering infos than a list of text that we need to read one by one. Also most users who search google end up clicking on the first link (which is supposed to be the most relavant) so With all those ideas in mind i tried 2 experiments : One is a visual video search: www.psykotube.com One is the fastest search engine ever made ;-) : www.psykomatic.com I would really like to have your comments on those experiments John. But i notice most users search directly onto their web browser tied to google, so quite difficult to change users habits. So I want to push the concept further by making a visual searching web browser. Any feedbacks and ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Mathieu Gosselin
Posted almost 5 years ago
Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
This would definitely be possible technically. Now with new peer 2 peer technology online with flash. We could do this and broadcast live video many-to-many (let's say 10 or so). Clever solutions has to be found to setup discussions in time and select users. But that's a nice idea.