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Class Notes for Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University

MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Sound Recording And Reproduction, Chichester Bell, Deutsche Grammophon

26 Session Sound Recording “Without music, life would be an error.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche  Richard Wagner (1813-1183) o The Birth of the Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music o Believed a...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Ray Kurzweil, Wearable Computer, Computer Science

29 Session The Future of Media “The machines will convince us they are conscious.” - Ray Kurzweil “It is beneath the dignity of excellent men to waste their time in calculation when any peasant could do the work j...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture 8: 8th Session

8 Session “Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.” -Henry David Thoreau Gutenberg Press  First representation of a printing press by Matthias Hus 1499 o Shown as a...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Greek Mythology, Middle Ages, Frantz Fanon

Importance of History and the Medium  Test Pattern: an image shown on a television screen or broadcast used to test image correctness and portray a faithful representation of what is seen. o Th...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: John William Draper, The Stone Breakers, Catskill Mountains

20 Session Photography  Photography is realism, it shows how things are.  Orson Welles, War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30 1938 o Live broadcast of a radio drama o Told story o...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Lee De Forest, Ionosphere, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar

19 Session Radio Broadcasting  Sources of broadcasting: o Marconi Wireless o Telephone broadcasting o AM: Voice and Music o Amateur radio  People con...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Tina Modotti, Gertrude Käsebier, The Terminal

21 Session Photography “Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”  Blow-Up: Film by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) o Photography amplifying vision  19 century camera...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Florence Turner, Kinetoscope, The Bangville Police

24 Session Film “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.” -Charley Chaplin  Edison’s Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey (1893) o Had rotating base to tak...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Hindenburg Disaster, Watching Movies, Marcel Duchamp

25 Session Film  Dziga Vertov (1896 – 1954) Elizaveta Svilova (1900 – 1975) o Dziga Vertov: Man with a movie camera (1929): ASL average shot length 2.3 seconds (four times faster than movie...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Austria-Hungary, Quills, Word Processor

6 Session Continuing the Story of Writing  For most of history people have used their hands to write  A divide occurs in the 19th century when people stop using their hands when they write.  The typewri...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Walter J. Ong, Otto Neurath, Tristes Tropiques

5 Session  Proto writing o Proto writing survives in the form of pictographs  Modern day pictograms o Inherited from the early history of writing several millennia ago, pic...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Marconi Station, William Barton Rogers

15 Session Wireless Telegraphy  1894 - Guglielmo Marconi starts experimenting with wireless telegraphy in o Marconi wireless telegraphs used as distress signal on Titanic o Demonstrations of w...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Ishango Bone, Upper Paleolithic, Aurignacian

3 Session  Homo sapiens appear in Europe ca. 35,000 BC o Creating symbols and storing them is at the origin of the evolution of media o Symbols refer to meaning. o The creation of sy...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Face Detection, Calotype, Athanasius Kircher

22 Session Forensic photography  “Rogue Gallery” - New York City, 1909 o Police kept records of all criminals with photographs o Used for identification upon multiple arrests  Mug shots ...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl
MDIA 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Phonetic Transcription, Etruscan Civilization, Clay Tablet

4 Session  Writing o Script: the external form o Writing: the cultural practice Why did humans start to write?  Mortality: awareness of our own mortality is the most powerful motivation t...

Media Arts and Studies
MDIA 1010
Wolfgang Suetzl

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