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Multimedia 101

posted Feb 2, 2011, 12:47 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 1:47 AM ]
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.

Based on our class discussion, please answer the following:
  1. What is the basic definition of a medium?
  2. What are the 6 basic kinds of media?
  3. For each of the media types:
    • List out its peculiar features and strengths.
    • Describe some of its limitations and drawbacks.
    • What particular purpose is it suited to, and why?
  4. Research cel animation. How was this effect created in the pre-computer age?
  5. For homework, observe all the multimedia around you over the next 24 hours. List them (with a brief description) and then discuss (i.e. the HSC keyword) the statement:
    "We are better off living in our multimedia-saturated society."