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IPT: Intro to Multimedia Systems

posted Mar 26, 2009, 1:48 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Mar 26, 2009, 6:03 PM ]
What do you think of when you hear the word 'multimedia'? It's a topic very relevant to our everyday lives - arguably, much more now than when the IPT course was first written.

In a classwork post, please answer the following:
  1. What is the basic definition of a medium?
  2. What are the 7 basic kinds of media?
  3. For each of the media types:
    1. List out its peculiar features and strengths.
    2. Describe some of its limitations and drawbacks.
    3. What particular purpose is it suited to, and why?
  4. For homework, observe all the multimedia around you over the weekend. List them (with a brief description) in a classwork post, and then discuss (i.e. the HSC keyword) the statement: "We are better off living in our multimedia-saturated society."
P.S. If you have not completed (or started!) your own personal exam review in a classwork post, then please do so. Tony's exam review is exemplary for the level of analysis (!) you should be aiming at.
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