Development of the Synchronous Mass Audience
Muybridges exhibitions were reported in the newspapers. Heres part of a story from 1882:
The Professor produced on the screen by means of the zoopraxiscope, a running bull, a goat,
and a deer, all of
The Lumiere Brothers
None of the Traditions were pure
Lumieres Train Coming into a Station
Frightened the audience
Imitated all over the world
Melies early fantasy and special effects
DEVELOPMENT OF RADIO Quick Review
*Early Technical Development
*Telegraph (Morse, 1844)
*What hath God wrought?
*Telephone (Bell, 1876)
*"Mr. Watson-Come here-I want to see you."
Some saw telephones potential as a mass medium
Radio was Developed in Stages
The 19th Century: A Century of Invention
Telegraph, Telephone, Audio Recording and Motion Pictures
Rapid expansion and development
Early Attempts to Record Sound:
Thomas Young- in England - 1807 r
Content Interaction 3
Program: You Bet Your Life
1. Give the title and describe the 1950s show you watched. What happened during the program?
Who were the main characters? Describe the characters and the type of lives they lived.
What are the most watched parts of the Super Bowl?
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER
In attempts to speed up numerical calculations, early inventors experiment with mechanical
The word computer initially referred to a mechanical devic
Radio & TV
Decline of Network Radio and Rise of Television
Development of TV
Television was actually invented by Nipkow in the 1880s.
Demonstrated as early as 1900, (at the Paris World's Fair).
Its history is mainly the story of perfecting, rather than in
Along the way, it will be important for you to understand how these people and programs
fit into the ideas above:
1950s: How did TV programs deal with the issue of race?
a) Amos n Andy, stereotypes and the NAACP
b) Beulah and stereotypical portrayals
TVs Impact on Other Media
Development of the Teen Audience
By the 1950s
The U.S. was doing well economically
Large number of teen-agers (pre-baby boomers)
Civil Rights Movement had additional effects
Interest in folk music among teens
Special interest in
The History of Human Communication
M, W 12:30-2:18 HI 0131
Dr. Daniel G. McDonald (.221)
3108 Derby Hall
Surnames A-H: Aaron Ibrahim (.78)
Surnames I-P: Katey Price (.739)
Surnames Q-Z: Bridget Potocki (.1)
Lecture 2 101 Spring, 2012
First. A short video about words
Independent Writing Inventions:
Probably Sumerian and Meso-American were independent of each other.
Chinese originally thought to be independent also,
Recently there is doubt being cast on the id
Communication, Meaning, Media and Society
An Introduction to the Class
A continuous process in which one person affects another.
We cannot not communicate
All of our current communication is influenced by our past communication
As magazines and novels flourished:
money began being made to support writers
no longer had to be a university graduate to be able to read and write
ordinary people began writing novels , stories, etc.
In 1812 A steam engine was hooked up to a printing press
Within a few years, 4,000 sheets per hour.
Made possible mass circulation newspapers
The cost of the equipment grew very fast.
Birth of the Mass Newspaper:
The Penny Press: 1833 1860