What is your last name:
What is your first name:
What is your student number:
A picture element in a bitmap
A dot on the keyboard
A point of colour in a digital video clip
A pica measurement in desktop publishing
A bitmapped image is measured in bits while a vector image is measured in vectors.
A bitmapped image is made of pixels while a vector image is made of mathematical statements.
A bitmapped image is mapped to a colour scheme while a vector image is created from individual colours.
A bitmap is a colour space while a vector is a line.
By sampling the analog sound and converting it to digital information.
By connecting a microphone to any computer.
By downloading an MP3 file.
By singing into a microphone.
A standard for the exchange of digital audio.
A way of controlling multimedia computers.
A standard for describing sequences of musical events.
A standard for encoding musical scores.
Stereo, 22 kHz, 8-bit resolution
Mono, 22 kHz, 8-bit resolution
Stereo, 5 kHz, 8-bit resolution
Stereo, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit resolution
Analog-to-digital converter to convert varying voltage to digital information
Speakers to listen to digital information
MIDI Interface to connect the keyboard to the computer
The video card for speech recognition.
The colour of the video captured.
Whether you are using a Mac or a PC.
The frame rate and the image quality of the frames captured.
The type of monitor you are using.
A combination of media
That it runs on a computer
A work that mixes spreadsheets, coffee and performance art.
A work that can be viewed on a computer and is created by an artist.
A work meant to be viewed on a computer that weaves together interesting information.
A work meant to be viewed on a computer that combines multiple media into a rhetorical communication.
3 dimensional objects
Pictures and sound can be stored digitally.
Digital media can be manipulated by a computer.
It is cheaper to store media on a computer.
Analogue media can't be reproduced.
Deliver it over the Internet.
Carry it in your backpack.
Read it quickly.
Digital media can be reproduced without loss of information.
Digitization preserves all the information available in the original analogue work.
Different digital media can be merged into multimedia works.
Digital media can include procedures for user interaction.
Digital works are typically sequential narratives.
The digital work only exists on your personal computer when you view it.
The digital work doesn't exist anywhere.
The material presence of the digital work is mediated by the computer.
We lose information about texture.
We lose the composition.
We destroy the original in digitizing it.
We lose the ability to manipulate the image.
Alphabets, Archives, Text Editors, Printers
Writing, Printing, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, WWW
Oral Culture, Ideogram Culture, Print Culture, Telegraph Culture
Letter Writing, E-mail, Gopher, WWW, Cell Phones
We are all learning to spell better thanks to word processors.
People tend to write long hand and then type things into the computer.
With computers we are using less paper when writing and publishing.
With computers we tend to rewrite more and we can share documents over a network.
American Standard for Computer Information Interchange
American System for Computer Internet Information
American System for Coded Internet Information
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Because ASCII can encode most languages.
Because the WWW uses ASCII.
Because most computers can read an ASCII text file.
Because ASCII was developed in the United States.