Intro to Digital Media
Rags Media Collection
• Opus (Open Platform for Unlimited Signification) is
a platform for sharing creative work.
• Artist can submit their work as sore file; which can
be images, video, audio, text, and software code.
• OPUS is an on-line repository for sharing creative
• Artists submit their own original source files to
media objects within the system which can include
images, video, audio, text and software code. OPUS (Open Platform for Unlimited Signification)
is an online digital commons for sharing
• Artists can then produce what Raqs Media creative work, and an example of an
Collective calls Rescensions by remixing or altering important genre of New Media art?projects
these sources and submitting the new works back that create an environment where artists
into OPUS. submit their work and, in doing so, contribute
to a larger gesamtkunstwerk of sorts. A
• Each media object is tagged and tracked in OPUS complex and ambitious project with utopian
as metadata that can be searched by keywords and aspirations, OPUS encourages artists and
descriptions - much like a Google search. authors to upload their own original source
files to appropriate media objects found
• OPUS is modeled after open source software within the system (including images, video,
development - it is a platform where artists can
audio, text, and software code).
collaborate and share their work.
Be Careful What You Post Online
• Social networking on sites like Facebook, By David Gregorio
Twitter and YouTube is really taking
off. What you have to remember is what NEW YORK (Reuters) - People concerned about
you post on these sites could cost you a their careers should be extra careful about
job someday. what they post on the Internet during a
recession, career counselors say.
• Social networking is a great way to get Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and
connected, stay connected and other venues present numerous
communicate with friends and family. opportunities to sabotage your hunt for a job
or promotion at a time when employers can
• Many people post very personal things afford to be picky. "With social media, you
about themselves that could effect the can be vapid, boring and annoying with
way they are viewed by a potential alarming frequency," Patricia Vaccarino,
employer. owner of a Seattle public relations firm,
warned clients in a newsletter. Vaccarino
said many of her Facebook friends have
• Be very careful of the pictures you post posted "in great detail about their
and the pictures friends post of you. colonoscopies, dead teeth pulled, dead
dogs, flatulence, adult acne, marital
• What you post online is like a public breakups, battles with mental illnesses and
record - so think before you post. drinking problems."
Futuristic Japanese Car’s
Electric cars with many new and exciting features.
• Pivo 2
– You never have to parallel park or back out of a parking space again.
• Honda’s Puyo
– Is made out of soft silicon material that helps protect pedestrians.
– You get three for the price of one.
Apple Tablet - iPad
• Apple recently announced the iPad. SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled
the biggest nonsecret in the tech world Wednesday
— a multimedia tablet computer named the iPad —
• It is amazing and will be a great product to yet still managed to surprise his audience with the
own. low price of the latest creation from the iconic
Cupertino company. The magazine-thin tablet,
• You can surf the web, watch a movie, or which starts at $499, is a full-color e-reader, game
read a book, magazine or newspaper. device and video player all in one that some
analysts say could create a new and lucrative
product line for a company with a track record for
• All the applications designed for the iPhone transforming consumer technology.
run on the iPad.
• It only weights 1.5 pounds and it's Wi-Fi and
• As a student this would be a great
alternative to a laptop at school. You could
take notes, have e-Textbooks and do
• No more 50 pound backpacks to lug around.