Web2Ireland event Speaker – Marc Canter
Marc is involved in promulgating open standards for new kinds of micro-content; including people (FOAF), media (OpenMedia) and events (OpenEvents.)
Broadband Mechanics designs and builds digital lifestyle aggregators (DLAs) for customers like Ziff-Davis Media (1UP.com), Tribe.net, and AlwaysOn Network.
Broadband Mechanics is also working with Laszlo Systems to build hot compelling interfaces for these DLAs (which are the next generation portal.) Prior Marc founded a company named MacroMind which became MacroMedia.
Marc was part of the team that created the first multimedia player, the first cross-platform authoring system and the world’s leading multimedia platform.
After leaving Macromedia in 1992 – Marc started Canter Technology which formed the MediaBand (an interactive music video ensemble), produced the Marc Canter Show (and example of scalable content) and implemented a cyber theme restaurant at his home on Potrero Hill (which was an authoring system for Interactive TV.)
After spending all his money, Marc went to work for others – at SuperBowl XXXII (1998) and designed a digital city for Trieste, Italy (1998.) Broadband Mechanics was founded in 1999 and immediately helped found DigiScents (a smell based platform) and built an interactive TV authoring system for Richard Li’s NOW.com (1999.) Subsequent projects included designs for Ealing Studio’s Digital Production Studio (2000), a Reuters trading system (2000) and AOL (2001.)