David Rose

My book about design, human desire, and the internet of things, Enchanted Objects is coming out from Scribner in May. Preorder it now!

I lead a team of brilliant computer vision engineers at Ditto Labs to automatically read the firehose of Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr photos to discover projects, brands, and affinities.

At the MIT Media Lab I continue to teach and research subtle, ambient interfaces like this line of Ambient Furniture. I enjoy speaking at conferences and companies about product innovation.

Previously, I co-founded and was CEO at Vitality, a wireless healthcare company that makes the award-winning GlowCap, the first Internet-connected medication packaging. Vitality was acquired in 2011.

Before that, I founded and was CEO of Ambient Devices which embeds Internet information in everyday objects like the Ambient Orb, umbrellas, and digital post-it notes, to track weather, pollen, traffic, and energy consumption. Today Ambient encourages energy conservation with the Energy Joule.

In 1999 I led Viant’s Innovation Center, an advanced technology group for Fortune 500s including Sony, GM, Schwab, Sprint and Kinkos, and helped build Viant to over 900 people and a successful IPO.

In 1997 Neil Mayle and I were the first to develop and patent online photo-sharing (acquired by FlashPoint Technology).

In 1992 I started Interactive Factory (acquired by RDW Group) which still creates museum exhibits, softwar