Multimedia

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Introduction1

Dictionary

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   See also OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

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

Multimedia (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Multimedia (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)

Interactive media refers to products and services on digital computer-based systems which respond to the user’s actions by presenting content such as text, moving image, animation, video and audio. — Wikipedia

Interactive Media (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Hypermedia, an extension of the term hypertext, is a nonlinear medium of information that includes graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks. This designation contrasts with the broader term multimedia, which may include non-interactive linear presentations as well as hypermedia. — Wikipedia

Hypermedia (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)

New media are forms of media that are computational and rely on computers and the Internet for redistribution. Some examples of new media are computer animations, computer games, human-computer interfaces, interactive computer installations, websites, and virtual worlds. — Wikipedia

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Preservation

History

The Journal for MultiMedia History

Library

Library of Congress # QA 76.575 Multimedia (UPenn Online Books)

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

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Participation

Education

Multimedia Educational Portal (ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Multimedia Artists and Animators Career Video (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Organization

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (ACM SIGMM )
SIGGRAPH – Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM)

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Arts

The Voice Painter – A Multimodal Interface for Painting with Voice (Design Games, Georgia Tech)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

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

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.