A Short History Of Media

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  • The definition of media changes over time.
  • The definition of media changes over time.
  • News papers are made by a few, so are movies, TV, books, etc. They are viewed by millions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eastman
  • A Short History Of Media

    1. 1. What is multimedia?
    2. 2. Media is a way to communicate information from person to person
    3. 3.  What does multi mean?  any more words with multi in them you know? Multimedia
    4. 4. combination & integration of media Multimedia
    5. 5. Many more options  Also – A collective noun for type of type of media In computers terms it is the name of storage
    6. 6.  Modern media is made by a small number of people  Media is shared to a large number of people  Usually relies on technology
    7. 7.  Media with storage and transmission began more than 30,000 years ago (cave painting) This is a 16,000 year old cave painting from Lascaux, France
    8. 8.  The first alphabet is over 3000 years old. This is an Egyptian alphabet from 1700 B.C.E.
    9. 9. The Diamond Sutra  1st dated book. Printed with wooden blocks Printed in China 868 C.E.
    10. 10. Modern media must go out to a lot of people. This means mass production
    11. 11. The Gutenberg Press  Johannes Gutenberg invented 1st printing press. He printed 180 copies in Europe 1455 C.E.
    12. 12. Newspapers - 1640  With mass printing available newspapers could be made. 1640 in England The London Gazette in 1666 was the 1st commercial newspaper
    13. 13. Phonograph – home audio  Patented by Thomas Edison in 1877 We can finally store and transmit audio
    14. 14. Photographs  The idea is more than 1000 years old. George Eastman made it more available to the public in 1888 and founded the Eastman Kodak Company in 1892 The Kodak Brownie Produced in 1910
    15. 15. Radio - 1894  Finally wireless and paperless transmission of information is available. The history is clouded. Many people claim to have done it first. Nikola Tesla was most likely 1st
    16. 16. Movie Theatres  First public movie show in New York, 1896 Now we can store And transmit video The first full length film (12 minutes) was The Great Train Robbery made in 1903
    17. 17. TV– live action in home 1936  First black & white then color Allows us to transmit More media to more people 1st Color TV Philo Farnswoth in 1928 was the inventor
    18. 18. Business Computers  Not for homes. They were huge! IBM Business Computer 1964
    19. 19. Video players– 1971 movies in your home Sony made first VCR Publically available one In 1971 – cost $1400
    20. 20. Video cassettes - 1976  A long battle between VHS and BetaMax VHS wins the battle Betamax VHS
    21. 21.  Walkman - 1979  Take your music with you.  Revolutionary portable media Sony Walkman
    22. 22.  CD Players – 1982  Play better quality music in your home This is a 1980s era home CD player
    23. 23.  Along come digital cameras  Digital camera were invented in the 1950s  Consumers could by them in 1994 Apple and Kodak both made consumer Cameras. This is the Apple Quicktake 100 – costs more than $1000
    24. 24. Consumer Computers  Not yet popular but soon!! Apple Computers in 1976 The Apple I & Apple II, TRS-80 and Commodore computers were released in this era
    25. 25. Personal Computers 1977 - 81 1981 IBM – PC Price? $4000
    26. 26. Personal Computers 1984  Now it has a mouse!! 1984 Macintosh How much? $2495 Buy a hard drive for $1500
    27. 27. Microsoft Windows & Apple  Developed GUI to make use easier 1984 Macintosh1995 Windows 3.1
    28. 28. From 1977 – today  Computers have advanced rapidly  They have come from massive machines to small laptops with more power.  Computers are used in many parts of our daily life.
    29. 29.  Personal Media Players - 2002  Very popular, can play more than just songs An extension of the walkman and discman
    30. 30.  The main media has stayed the same  Storing and transmitting information – audio and visual
    31. 31.  ELECTRONICS DO NOT REPLACE MEDIA.  THEY ARE NOT MEDIA.  THEY ARE A TOOL TO HELP US MAKE AND SHOW MULTIMEDIA.

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