Our computer interfaces to information and to each other are very old. The first computer search systems were already built by 1950. GUI we use today was invented in the middle of the 1970s. The first graphical web Mosaic was released in 1993. The first modern social network SixDegres already gained 1 million users in 1998.
Meanwhile, the amount of information and media content online keeps growing, and more people are joining in. For example, the proportion of Internet users in the developing world grew from 21% to 41%.
We need new big ideas for how to see and interact with this information, content, and media. Search, recommendation engines, and filtering using ML do work to a certain extent, but we need other paradigms as well. I will discuss some possible directions and also show research from our lab to build exploration tools for arbitrarily large numbers of images.