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Timeline - Evolution of Media

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This is a timeline about the evolution of media starting from the Pre- industrial age up to the present, the New/ Information age.

Timeline - Evolution of Media

  1. 1. EVOLUTION OF MEDIA (Timeline)
  2. 2. Pre-Industrial Age (Before 1700) Industrial Age (1700s – 1930s) Electronic Age (1930s – 1980s) New/Information Age (1900s – 2000s)
  3. 3. 38,000 BCE 2500 BCE Cave Paintings Papyrus in Egypt PRE- INDUSTRIAL AGE • Also know as “pariental art” • Painted drawings on cave walls and ceiling first used in Eurasia • Theorized as ways of communicating • Theorized also as for religious or ceremonial purposes • From “pith” of Papyrus plant • Similar to thick papers • First used in Ancient Eypt • Earliest archaeological evidence was excavated in 2012-2013 at Wadi al-Jarf (ancient Egyptian Harbor)
  4. 4. 2400 BCE 131 BCE Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia • Writing medium, especial for writing in cuneiform during Bronze and Iron Age • Invented probably by the Sumerians • First used in Roman Republic • Stated results of legal proceedings and outcomes of trials as well as Public and Military notices Acta Diurna in Rome
  5. 5. 2nd Century 5th Century Dibao in China Maya Codices • Ancient Chinese Gazette • Also called “Palace Reports” and “Imperial Bulletin” • Maybe first used during early as the Han Dynasty or as late as the Tang Dynasty • Folding books by the Pre- Columbian Maya Civilization in Maya hieroglyphic script in Mesoamerican bark cloth • More durable and better writing surface than Papyrus
  6. 6. 7th Century Wood Blocks as Printing Press • Originated in China during Tang Dynasty • Used in printing text, images, or patterns in those times INDUSTRIAL AGE 1440 Printing Press for Mass Production • Iron presses inspired by earlier attempts by Swiss typefounder Wilhlm Hass, Charles Stanhope built iron presses that can print around 200 impressions per hour.
  7. 7. 1740 Newspaper (London Gazette) • One of the official journals of record of the British Government • London Gazette- oldest surviving English newspaper • First published as “Oxford Gazette” 1874 Typewriter • Mechanical and electrome- chanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer’s movable type • Became common in offices during mid-1880s
  8. 8. 1876 Telephone 1890 Kinetoscope • A telecommunication device • Alexander Graham Bell was the first one to be granted a United States patent for a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice. • Allows viewers to watch brief movie through a small peephole • Developed by Thomas Edison from his other invention-phonograph • Still survived in the form of peep shows
  9. 9. 19th Century Kinetophone Late 19th Century Telegraph • Provide music to accompany the image of the kinetoscope • System of communication employing electronical apparatus to transmit and receive signals • Invented in USA by Samuel F.B. Morse and in Britain by Sir Charles Weatstone with Sir William F. Cooke.
  10. 10. Late 19th Century Punch Card 1947 Transistor Radio • Stiff paper used to contain digital information • Card for computing data • Have patterns of holes punched in it ELECTRONIC AGE • Small portable radio receiver that uses transistors in its circuits
  11. 11. 1920 Television 1946 ENIAC • Used for transmitting moving images • Primary medium during 1950 • Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer • One of the earliest electronic general- purpose computers made
  12. 12. 1950 Mainframe Computers 1960 LCD Projector • High-level computer designed for most intensive computational tasks • Displays video, image, or computer data
  13. 13. 1900s Web Browsers NEW AGE • web browser that popularized the World Wide Web and the Internet • was named for its support of multiple internet protocols • (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSI E) • included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995,
  14. 14. 2003 Blogs 2003 Social Networks • blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries • Developed by Pyra Labs • a social structure made up of a set of social actors (such as individuals or organizations), sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors.
  15. 15. 2004 Microblogs 2004 Web Search Engine • a broadcast medium that exists in the form of blogging • allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links • software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web • The information may be a mix of web pages, images, and other types of files.
  16. 16. 2005 Video 20th Century Portable Computers • Video-sharing Internet venture • Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets • computer that is designed to be moved from one place to another and includes a display and keyboard
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This is a timeline about the evolution of media starting from the Pre- industrial age up to the present, the New/ Information age.


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