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These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



multimedia : a technique (as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed ; also : something (as software) using or facilitating such a technique — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content. Multimedia contrasts with media that use only rudimentary computer displays such as text-only or traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material.

Multimedia can be recorded and played, displayed, interacted with or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia devices are electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine art; for example, by including audio it has a broader scope. The term “rich media” is synonymous with interactive multimedia. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica




The Journal for MultiMedia History


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Multimedia SIG (ACM)


Multimedia SIG (ACM)







OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




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    by admin on February 1, 2021 at 10:39 am

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  • Call for Organization of ICMR 2023
    by admin on December 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

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  • ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper award 2020
    by admin on October 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Read more... In 2020 SIGMM established the SIGMM Test-of-Time Paper award for a paper published 10, 11 or 12 years previously at a SIGMM-sponsored conference, including MM, MMSys, ICMR/CIVR, IH&MMSec, TVX, NOSSDAV, AVI or MIR. The award recognizes the paper that has had the most impact and influence on the field of Multimedia in terms of research, development, product or ideas, during the intervening years, as selected by a 5-person selection committee. […]

  • ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical...
    by admin on October 26, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Read more... The 2020 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. John R. Smith. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding, pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and retrieval and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community. […]