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Department
Computer Science
Course
Computer Science 1033A/B
Professor
Vivi Tryphonopoulos
Semester
Winter

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Multimedia and Communication What is Multimedia?  Multimedia – everything you can see and hear o Any application or technology that uses any combination of  Text  Images  Sound  Animation  Video History  15,000 – 13,000 BC – prehistoric humans paint images on the walls of their caves  1914 – silent movies incorporated multimedia by using film and text  1928 – Walt Disney debuts the second short film Steamboat Willie – first cartoon to use synchronized sound  1928 – 1931 – movies with sound replace silent movies  1930s – Technicolor is introduced in film and most movies are filmed in colour after 1940  1937 – dual soundtracks on film – Fantasia was the first movie with a complete soundtrack in 1940  1969 – network technology is introduced – Arpanet is created (predecessor to the internet)  1971 – first email sent  1977 – Apple starts to build to dominate personal computer market  1981 – IBM PC announced and captures market share in 18 months  1991 – World Wide Web debuts – Tim Berners-Lee  1992 – MS Windows 3.1 released  1992 – HTML debuts  1993 – first graphical browser is born - Mosaic  1994 – Rolling Stones broadcast first live performance over the internet  1995 – Disney releases Toy Story – first feature length computer generated movie  1996 – affordable digital cameras now widely available  1998 – Google  1999 – Napster debuts, download and share mp3s  2000s – integration of computer, memory storage, digital data, camcorders, mp3 players o 2001 – iTunes and the iPod o 2005 – youtube
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