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CIS 395 Foundations of Multimedia

Barbara Nostrand, Ph.D.


Welcome to Foundations of Multimedia. Computer Multimedia captures, creates, transforms, manipulates, and presents images, sounds, and other sensory phenomena to create experiences, evoke moods, and deliver information to human beings. In fiction, Multimedia includes the Holo-Deck of Star Trek the Next Generation and the virtual worlds of cyber-punk fiction. In current practice, Multimedia includes everything from desktop publishing to a paperback book into which you can download any book that you want, intelligent paint which changes with your moods, robots that project emotion, and interactive motion pictures. We will learn about the foundations of multimedia including how pictures and sounds are represented and sequenced.

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