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Evolution of Digital Media Technologies - Week 2 -2010 13 Jan

Evolution of Digital Media Technologies - Week 2 -2010 13 Jan

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    • 1. COM546 : History and Evolution of the Digital Age Kathy E. Gill 13 January 2009
    • 2. What is “technology”?
      • 1: technical language; 2a: applied science b: a technical method of achieving a practical purpose 3: a totality of the means employed to provide objects necessary for human sustenance and comfort
    • 3. Technology, Simply Put
      • Knowledge used to solve problems and extend human potential.
      • Technology is about enabling change and amplifying its direction .
    • 4. Communication
      • A process in which participants create and share information with one another in order to reach mutual understanding (Rogers, 1995).
      • Two forms: mediated and face-to-face
    • 5. An Evolution
      • Caves in France
      • Paper and charcoal/ink
      • Printing Press
      • Telegraph et al (radio, television)
      • Computer mediated communications
    • 6. So, what is new?
    • 7. 1. Scarcity
    • 8. 2. Distance
    • 9.  
    • 10. " This is the age of telegrams. The public is accustomed to the consideration of facts in the briefest terms.” The Science Record for 1873
    • 11. Paradox
      • Pre-voice telephony – we transferred “data” (eg, wire transfers of money)
      • Digital age – our “voice” is now “data” (zeros-and-ones)
    • 12.  
    • 13. Credits
      • Presentation by Kathy E. Gill, [email_address] , @kegill CC share-and-share alike, non-commercial use
      • Images
        • “ Three” : http://www.irasperipheralvisions.com/images/number-3.jpg
        • “ Reflection”: http://csem.flinders.edu.au/courses/Computing/DigitalMedia.jpg
        • “ Earth” – NASA
        • Clock, Tap - iStockPhoto