UCSC FDM 20C - Introduction to new media (21 pages)

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Fdm 20c - Introduction to Digital Media

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introduction s to new media fdm 20c introduction to digital media lecture 02 10 2008 warren sack film digital media department university of california santa cruz outline for today definitions of media and digital murray and manovich s definitions of new media demo videos from apple computer more discussion and demonstration for project one my definition of media when technologies connect or separate people they become media winston churchill on architecture we shape our buildings and then they shape us marshall mcluhan on media we make our media and then they make us my definition of digital digital computer but computers can take many different material forms computer technology does not necessarily start as silicon and gold computer technology does not necessarily need to be implemented as hardware or software george boole an investigation into the laws of thought 1847 charles babbage difference engine 1848 the two building blocks of computers 1 switches a steering element that can combine multiple signals into a single signal 2 connectors the connecting element must have the ability to branch so that a single output can feed many inputs see w daniel hillis the pattern on the stone the simple ideas that make computers work especially chapter 1 nuts and bolts an or block built with hydraulic valves source hillis p 14 hillis tinker toy computer claude shannon a symbolic analysis of relay switching circuits 1939 definitions of new media janet murray lev manovich and through murray and manovich noah wardrip fruin and nick montfort some preliminary questions who is noah wardrip fruin who is nick montfort who is lev manovich who is janet murray what does pullulating mean janet murray s definition of new media new media are a single medium the digital medium p 3 humanists v engineers p 4 5 their convergence in learning p 5 representational power of the computer derives from four qualities p 6 procedural participatory encyclopedic spatial lev manovich s definition of new



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