It’s purpose <ul><li>Digital Media has changed the world dramatically in the last 50 years . </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate (email, voice over IP, signs) </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain (games, films) </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate (computer aided design, photography, computer rendering) </li></ul><ul><li>Inform – news, radio, television, text </li></ul><ul><li>Help Us – online banking, research, news, facts, maps, bookings, sales) </li></ul>
Music <ul><li>Common digital music formats include WAV and MP3. </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 files allow digital files to be downloaded from the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>MP3s can be created by converting WAV format CDs (which usually contain 10-15 songs) and reduce to smaller file sizes </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes, WinAmp etc., are software programs that not only play CDs, but convert them to MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>You can get hundreds of MP3 songs on a CD. </li></ul>
The report, Piracy on the High Cs, was compiled by University of Pennsylvania professors Rafael Rob and Joel Waldfogel. It asked the students about the albums they bought and those they downloaded without paying. The students obtained 1,209 albums when downloading was available. They purchased 617, while a further 592 were downloaded.
Music <ul><li>The ease of converting a CD song to MP3 has given rise to ‘piracy’. </li></ul><ul><li>Piracy is the illegal copying, sharing and selling of digital data, for which you have not paid the owner of the music for. </li></ul><ul><li>Piracy affects the income of the music industry </li></ul><ul><li>Piracy is at epidemic levels as it is so easy to copy, email, download and share. </li></ul>
Music Piracy <ul><li>Online music piracy has had serious effects on the music industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Online music piracy has caused some record stores sales to drop by 20% every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Online music piracy is responsible for 2.6 billion downloads of copyrighted files every month! (source bbc: clickonline, 06/06) </li></ul>
Live Music <ul><li>The rise of sharing MP3s and the size of the problem has forced the music industry to re-think how it ‘makes money’ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio – listen to thousands of radio stations in real time for free </li></ul><ul><li>Steaming Music – choose a song and listen live (but you can’t keep it) </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper Downloads - song by song. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – download and keep </li></ul>
DIGITAL NEWS <ul><li>Read up to the minute news from just about anywhere in the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic and weather – not just a report but live images on demand – worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Not just print – digital news can be downloaded, stored on a disc and is interactive. No more turning the page. </li></ul>
Interactive TV <ul><li>Not TV just to watch, but to interact with </li></ul><ul><li>Foxtel – Digital TV that allows you to make choices about what you see and when. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive TV – will replace ‘sheduled’ TV </li></ul><ul><li>People want to choose what, when and where. </li></ul><ul><li>Theres even digital newspapers about interactive TV! - CROSSOVER </li></ul>
How does it work? <ul><li>When you hook up to iTV, then you give them DATA about where you live etc., </li></ul><ul><li>You then choose what you want on the TV </li></ul><ul><li>You pay using your iTV account </li></ul><ul><li>Then they pay the advertiser </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT – but you still have to pay for pizza. </li></ul>
Games! <ul><li>The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) has announced that games industry sales topped $925 million in the 2006 calendar year, a 7% increase on 2005. While software provided the lion's share of revenue, hardware sales were up markedly. </li></ul><ul><li>$211 million was spent on games (in shops) in December alone! </li></ul>
Games! Digital video games have become so popular, and generate vast incomes for their creators So much so that video game characters have become ‘real’ movie characters. There are several classifications of games you need to describe!
Class Task Complete the following table in your classwork book. Heading “ Types of digital games”
Action Arcade Casino Multiplayer First Person Sports Strategy Role Play Simulation 2D 3D Online Example Description Type
This is a Joystick A joystick is a personal computer peripheral or general control device consisting of a handheld stick that pivots about one end and transmits its angle in two or three dimensions to a computer . Most joysticks are two-dimensional, having two axes of movement (similar to a mouse ) 1980s Joystick
HISTORY The ‘joystick’ – as an electronic control device was developed at the end of WW2 by a team on the German rocket program was developing the Wasserfall missile , a successor to the V-2 rocket , the first ground-to-air missile intended for shooting down enemy aircraft. The Wasserfall steering equipment converted the electrical signal to radio signals and transmitted these to the missile. Joystick – comes from a name, Mr. A.E. George who pioneered early flight – the George Stick Military Applications are OFTEN the first use of TECHNOLOGY in computing.
How they work and history Standard 9 pin joystick controller is still present on most home PCs, though USB is now the most common method of connecting.
GAME CONTROLLERS (Not Joysticks!) A game controller is an input device used to control a video game . A controller is typically connected to a video game console or a personal computer . A game controller can be a keyboard , mouse , gamepad , joystick , paddle , or any other device designed for gaming that can receive input.