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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet 1 What is Multimedia? What is Multi Marshall McLuhan, University of Toronto Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964 "The Medium is the Message" ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT Decipher the meaning of Marshall McLuhan’s famous phrase, “The medium is the message.” Due: Monday, May 12, 2008 (in class) Format: 12pt, Times New Roman, Not to exceed one brief paragraph. Definitions of Media Definitions of Media Medium is Latin for "the one in the middle." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Generally, medium is an average or mean in a range of sizes or conditions. Usually, the term is used when there are only a few different sizes in the range, rather than many. For example, items such as drinks at a fast food restaurant might come in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. When relating to the bearing of something, a medium (plural media) is a process or object that can carry, transmit, or store something. In spirituality, a medium is an individual who claims the ability to receive or channel messages from spirits, ghosts, or other discorporate entities. In microbiology and other scientific disciplines, a medium is a nutrient system for the artificial cultivation of cells or organisms and especially bacteria. Definitions of Media Definitions of Media Medium is Latin for "the one in the middle." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In communications, an intervening substance through which a message or information is transmitted or carried on. In art, a specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression or the materials used in a specific artistic technique. Definition of Multimedia Definition of Multimedia These components must be present for multimedia: 1. a multimedia computer 2. linked information consisting of text, graphics, audio, and video 3. the user 4. navigation Hofstetter, 2000 Definition of Multimedia Definition of Multimedia Hypermedia is a combination of all four components Interactive multimedia is the combination of 1, 2, and 3 Multimedia just 1 and 2 Vaughan, 2000 Definition of Multimedia Definition of Multimedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Multimedia is the use of several different media to convey information (text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and interactivity ). Multimedia also refers to computer media. As the information is presented in various formats, multimedia enhances user experience and helps grasping information better and faster. Presenting information in various formats is nothing new to human beings, but multimedia generally implies presenting information in various digital formats. Although it is also used in visual arts to describe works created using more than one medium. NB: This was obtained in 2004. Look it up for its new, evolved form. Definition of Multimedia Definition of Multimedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Multimedia finds its application in various areas including, but not limited to, education, entertainment, engineering, medicine, mathematics, and scientific research. In education, multimedia is used to produce Computer Based Training courses (popularly called CBTs), reference books like encyclopedias and alamanacs. NB: This was obtained in 2004. Look it up for its new, evolved form. OBTAINED THIS MORNING 10 What is the Internet? What is the Internet? FACT: Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet How about that global warming, EH? 12 Definitions Definitions An internet is a general term for a set of interconnected computer networks that are connected by internetworking. The Internet, is a particular internet consisting of an extensive, worldwide computer network that is available to the public. The World Wide Web (the "Web" or "WWW" for short) is a hypertext system that operates over the Internet. NB: This was obtained in 2004 from Wikipedia. Definitions Definitions The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail , online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked web pages and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW). NB: This was obtained this morning from Wikipedia. Definitions Definitions The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a Web browser, a user views Web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigates between them using hyperlinks. The World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners­Lee, working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, Berners­Lee has played an active role in guiding the development of Web standards (such as the markup languages in which Web pages are composed), and in recent years has advocated his vision of a Semantic Web. NB: This was obtained this morning from Wikipedia. Know the Following Definitions Know the Following Definitions internet intranet Internet Extranet Packet Switching Internetworking hypertext computer network Things You MUST Do Download Firefox or Mozilla. Learn to use a text editor (i.e., Notepad). Learn the freeware program, PYTHON. Learn HTML basics. NOTE: We will cover these topics BRIEFLY, and you will be given the scope of what you should know regarding PYTHON and HTML in class, but you will be largely autonomous learning them. GO TO www.cs.sfu.ca/CC/165/popowich/sw 17 End Introduction 18 ...
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