First Edition
14 November 2013
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Florian Meissner
“User privacy and the importance of the data they entrust to us”

Florian Meissner, the founder of Berlin-based EyeEm, presented his mobile community app, an Instagram competitor. Meissner believes that technology will help improve digital photography, and highlighted the importance of metadata and the different ways of indexing photos. To leverage both, EyeEm developed Eyesearch, which lets people find photos with a simplified search engine. Crucially, EyeEm does not believe in a model that enables users to index photos themselves.

For the opening of Talking Visuals, Daniel Barroy, the head of photography projects, also emphasised the importance of managing metadata in the service of photography. But how far will we have to go? Will we be obliged to manually improve the indexing and treatment of photographic metadata, or can this be automated?

Florian Meissner
Florian Meissner @fmssnr
“User privacy and the importance of the data they entrust to us”

Meissner holds an MBA from ESCP Europe and studied in Vienna and Berlin at Wirtschaftsuniversität and Humboldt, respectively. After years of working in advertising, marketing and media (DDB, Henkel, Resources), he became a photographer in 2005. He launched EyeEM in 2011 to enable people to connect to photography in new ways. EyeEM was recognised twice in 2013 as Best Product Startup (The Europas) and Best Mobile App (The Next Web Startup Awards).

Speakers 2013

Pingo Van Der Brinkloev 9:33
Pingo Van Der Brinkloev
“Changing mindsets on creativity with collaborative online tools”
Jeff Gaudinet 8:18
Jeff Gaudinet
“Skatemoss: A collaborative artistic project”
Daniel Barroy 22:08
Daniel Barroy
“Mastering the use and exploitation of images over the Internet”
Nicolas Ferrary 9:45
Nicolas Ferrary
“Photography in the service of e-commerce”
Gilles Babinet 11:06
Gilles Babinet
“The challenges of intellectual property”
Valérie Henaff 16:38
Valérie Henaff
“Are we all photographers, all voyeurs?”
Xavier Romatet 26:25
Xavier Romatet
“A conversation on the media”
Gideon Jacobs 10:17
Gideon Jacobs
“100 year Capa’s visual discussion”
Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux 15:18
Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux
“Photography markets take the digital test”
Peter Littger 10:56
Peter Littger
“Introduction to new uses of photo in media”
Florian Meissner 11:29
Florian Meissner
“User privacy and the importance of the data they entrust to us”
Boris Petrovitch Njegosh 13:52
Boris Petrovitch Njegosh
“Imagery and innovation: the vectors of brand identity”
Julia Hoffmann 7:41
Julia Hoffmann
“Facts and figures on how photography increases sales.”