Brooks Cole

Brooks Cole

Founder and CEO at HoloGenesis, Founder and CEO of HoloCosmos

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Online Media

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Brooks Cole's Overview

Current
  • Founder and CEO at HoloGenesis
  • CEO at HoloCosmos
Past
  • Creative Director, Information Architect, Visual Designer at CivicActions
  • CEO at MindSphere
  • CEO at WBC Communication Design
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Brooks Cole's Summary

With three decades' experience in communications design and over two decades in interactive design, Brooks is the founder and creative leader behind HoloCosmos - a S.W.A.T. team of media magicians at the cutting-edge of human-computer interaction, and now HoloGenesis, an exciting startup in next-generation search, discovery, navigation and learning.

HoloCosmos creates next generation user experience and branding for websites, media devices, online communities, web applications, and channels for making change and advancing sustainability and thrivability.

Brooks Cole is the Chairman and CEO of a new technology venture called HoloGenesis. We're developing a personalized media discovery platform for individuals, organizations and marketers. We're creating new business models and technologies for the next generation of online commerce and collaboration, employing some truly novel ideas around the "holographic experience of discovery."

Brooks Cole and his partner Dave Fisk have invented a game-changing approach to calculating the relevance of information for individuals. "We're creating new lenses to see deeply into emerging information and media networks. I believe that a lot of our society's problems come from vision problems. Not problems with our eyes, but problems with our ability to see the truth -- even when it is right in front of us -- or when it is skillfully and deliberately hidden from our view. I believe most people and organizations would individually and collectively do the right thing if we could see what is really up."

We aim to transform your experience of using knowledge and social media to understand and impact the world around you. Our technology has applications in Search, Finance, Media and Entertainment, Marketing, Socially Responsible Investing, Health, and Transformation to name just a few examples. Contact me at 415-759-8181 for more information.

See http://holocosmos.com/brooksbio.html

Specialties

User interface design, interactive television and IPTV design, information architecture, brand architecture, visual design, open source beauty advocate, applied futurist, synaesthete.

"Visual turnaround" specialist called in to intervene to redesign websites and rebrand organizations in mission-critical situations.

Brooks Cole's Experience

Founder and CEO

HoloGenesis

September 2006Present (8 years 1 month)

I am leading a new technology venture called HoloGenesis. We're developing a suite of discovery visualization tools for individuals, organizations and marketers. We're creating new business models and technologies for the next generation of online learning, discovery, commerce and collaboration, employing some truly novel ideas around "knowledge experience" applicable to health care, transformation, sustainability, entertainment and education.

We aim to transform every individual's experience of using information technology to understand and impact the world around them. Our technology has applications in Search, Finance, Media and Entertainment, Marketing, Socially Responsible Investing, Health, and Advocacy to name just a few examples.

We're in steatlh mode, but interested in speaking with investors and partners who sense that extraordinary opportunities for transformative change and exponential business growth are at hand. Contact me at 415-759-8181 for more information.

CEO

HoloCosmos

December 2001Present (12 years 10 months)

With 26 years experience in communications design and 16 in interactive design, Brooks is the founder and creative force behind HoloCosmos - a wisdom circle of media magicians at the cutting-edge of human-computer interaction. "HoloCosmos" means that the superset of the macrocosm, microcosm, infocosm and mythocosm is a unified knowledge universe which can be made navigable and explorable with next-generation visual search technology. Brooks lends expertise in information architecture, visual design, interface and conceptual innovation for Fortune 500 giants like Time-Warner, GE and many of its divisions, as well as fast-growth companies, non-profit organizations and individuals. Recent examples include: Branding the Time Warner Global Leadership Conference; NewsFlash: the Flash Communicator used by GE Capital, GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Real Estate Europe, and others; TV-Centric Media-On-Demand interface development for OnNet, and Sonic Solutions and others.

Creative Director, Information Architect, Visual Designer

CivicActions

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

February 2005February 2007 (2 years 1 month)

Brooks acted as Creative Director and information architect for CivicActions, with whom he has developed information and visual design solutions for ACLU.TV, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, New Progressive Coalition, Jerry Brown, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, Open Network, Campaign for California's Future, WisdomSpace and TrueDemocracy.

CivicActions' team provides a full-range of technical services - from Internet strategies and technology planning, constituent relationship management, advocacy, field organizing to online fundraising - to help our clients advance peace, economic and social justice, protect the environment, improve public health, advance education and human potential.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

February 1993October 2000 (7 years 9 months)

Brooks formed MindSphere, a leading Bay Area interactive media developer, in 1993 to implement his vision and apply his principles to the service of clients, providing them with new ways to communicate, conduct business, entertain and learn interactively. MindSphere assisted numerous businesses in the deployment of commerce, entertainment, and knowledge-sharing solutions, including Hewlett-Packard (17-site web system for three divisions), TV Guide OnScreen (ITV Electronic Program Guide), Microsoft (Broadband ITV Navigator for kids), Macromedia (Package and collateral design, interactive tradeshow demos), SGI/Time-Warner (ITV user testing applications), Oracle (ITV consulting, CD-ROM design and animation), Philips VLSI Technology (web system redesign and standards), LSI Logic (web system redesign and standards), 3Com (web system redesign and standards, interface for 3Com Park Touchscreen Kiosks), and DIVA Systems (ITV network navigator, architecture, branding, promotions).

CEO

WBC Communication Design

April 1981January 1993 (11 years 10 months)

In 1981, Brooks founded WBC Communication Design to serve clients in Financial, Healthcare, Hotels, Manufacturing and other industries.

Brooks Cole's Skills & Expertise

  1. Creative Direction
  2. Illustrator
  3. Visual Design
  4. User Experience
  5. Brand Architecture
  6. Web Design
  7. Strategy
  8. User Interface Design
  9. Information Architecture
  10. Flash
  11. JavaScript
  12. Web Development
  13. Start-ups
  14. Photoshop
  15. Usability
  16. Entrepreneurship
  17. Social Media Marketing
  18. Interaction Design
  19. Social Networking
  20. Web Applications
  21. Wireframes
  22. User-centered Design
  23. Website Development
  24. User Interface
  25. Web 2.0
  26. User Experience Design
  27. Photography
  28. Web Strategy
  29. Dreamweaver
  30. CSS
  31. Digital Strategy
  32. HTML
  33. Social Media
  34. Content Strategy
  35. SEO
  36. CMS
  37. Mobile Applications
  38. Drupal
  39. Advertising
  40. WordPress
  41. Graphic Design
  42. E-commerce
  43. Usability Testing
  44. Art Direction
  45. Content Management
  46. Web Analytics
  47. Digital Media
  48. Online Marketing
  49. Web Project Management
  50. Integrated Marketing

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Brooks Cole's Education

University of Denver

19791981

Brooks Cole's Additional Information

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Interests:

Truth, Beauty, Design, Communication, Media, Social Software, Visualization, Shamanism, Astrology, Music, Philosophy, Flash, Video, Videography, Photography, History, Language, Books, Movies, Mysticism, Food, Peace, Activism, Change, Vision, Web Design, Learning, Laughing, Life, Zen, Art, Politics, Psychology, Mate, User Interface, Consciousness, Community, Collaboration, Maps, Information, WikiPedia, Web, Google, Raw Food, Organic, Advocacy

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