netomat was originally conceived as a network-based art project by Maciej Wisniewski as an open, free-form, and flexible alternative to traditional page-based HTML browsers and search engines. This unique, multimedia network ‘viewer’ launched in 1999 at the Postmasters gallery in New York City and was downloaded by nearly a million people in more than 80 countries.
Maciej then partnered with Tamas Banovich, curator and co-owner of Postmasters and two software veterans, Alan Gershenfeld and Kris Ramanathan, to expand the vision of the art project and to productize the powerful technology. Together, they formed netomat, Inc. Currently, Maciej Wisniewski, Chief Scientist/CTO, and Kris Ramanathan, CEO, are actively involved in running the company.