Computer Science 1033A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, High-Speed Photography, World Wide Web
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COMP SCI – WEEK 2
•media and content that uses a combination of different content forms
•combination of moving still pictures, sound, music, and words, especially in computers or
Reasons you would leave a website instead of investing more time into it
•following external links
We communicate via the 5 senses
•sight and sound are utilized in multimedia
•an application that can be used to present text, sound, video, images, and animation
•to sell and run businesses
•several components are used in combination with the following features
◦interactivity—different from watching TV
▪user has control over the application
▪experience is active rather than passive, like TV
◦hyperlinking—don't do everything in linear fashion
▪“Hyper”-moving around fast
▪index allows for jumping around sections
▪web pages have hyperlinks to other web pages or other locations on the same page
▪Examples: Medium | Linear (Sequential) | Nonlinear (Can jump around)
Sound | Old cassette Tape | CD
Video | VHS | DVD
Computer based multimedia applications
•making a wesbite: integrate various media components and allow interactivity and hyperlinking
•modes of delivery: World wide web, CD/DVD, info kiosk, game boxes, hand-held devices
•which should you use?
| CD/DVD | World Wide Web
Access Time | much faster | slower with old dial up
(How long will | |
it take the user | GOOD | BAD
to get the | |
application) | |
Ability to change | must re-burn and | edit quickly
the content | distribute all new |
| ones BAD | GOOD
•when creating, you will need
▪systems used by a multimedia developer to create applications
▪systems used to play back/view/user the multimedia application
•lots of storage capacity
•sound and video cards
Ways to communicate
•internet—why better than previous options?
Area with most people
Most internet users
Smallest/least internet users
Difference between WWW and Internet
•WWW--piece of software that runs on the internet (ex. Microsoft word)
•Internet—physical part: wires, nuts, bolts
Where are the earliest drawings/paintings by humans that were discovered?
Which time period was the first permanent photograph ever taken?
First motion picture ever recorded?
First full length movies with syched dialogue?
•The Jazz Singer
Movie that had both black and white as well as colour?
•Wizard of Oz
Name of predecessor to the Internet?
Who invented WWW?
Very first graphical browser for WWW?
First band to give concert over Internet?
First full length film completely computer generated?
What application revolutionized/irritated music industry in 1999?
When did digital camera become fairly accessible/affordable to public?
Great moments in multimedia history
•1450—Gutenburg invents movable type, allowing mass production of books
•1702—England's first daily newspaper starts publishing