Muse.com was registered in 1994. Back then, NCSA Mosaic had just hit the scene. It changed everything. So, muse.com was registered as the place where we may inspire each other over the web. To become each other's muse.
What followed were a series of products based and the Greek Muses. One was a visual music synthesizer, called Sky. Somewhat related to the Muse Terpsichore. Underneath was a virtual patch bay that could link up different gestural devices, such as a piano keyboard or graphics tablet. A favorite device was a virtual puppeteering device, called a Vuppet.
Muse.com was registered by Warren Stringer in 1994. He is best known for pioneering the first digital sandbox, with patents cited 600+ times. Today, the basic techniques are still in use by Apple and Google to secure your data and apps on mobile devices.
When the iPhone first came out —and before the SDK— Warren started to experiment by jailbreaking a device. When Apple finally released a SDK, he with David Abramson released a multiplayer game called Pocket Jockey, which had some notoriety.
Warren Stringer had the good fortune of working for Raj Singh, who led a SRI incubated startup, called Tempo.AI.
There he wrote a natural language parser and Tempo's Apple Watch app, which came out on Day 1 of the Apple Watch release. When Tempo.AI was acquired by Salesforce, Warren left Salesforce to focus exclusively on the Apple Watch.
What Warren learned from Tempo became the inception point for Muse Now. He started from scratch with a new programming language, called Swift and focused on one simple question. It is the question you'd ask yourself, before looking at a traditional watch: "What should I focus on now?"
While working on the Apple Watch, Warren became inspired by the culture and craft of bespoke watchmakers. An inspiring example is an independant one-man company, founded by Martin Pauli, called Angular Momentum. Pauli takes old Swiss movements and creates beautiful pieces of functional art.
Likewise, Warren starts with the Apple Watch as a new kind of "watch movement" around which to create functional art. In Muse's case, the functional art is focused around the look and feel of personal timing and history.
Her name is Kleiō. Or Cleo. Kleiō is the Greek's mythological muse of History. She is depicted in statues holding a scroll. Likewise, Muse Now wraps your history into a double scroll; one spiraling backwards in time and one spiraling forwards in time.