Contextual Media: Multimedia and Interpretation

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Edward Barrett, Marie Redmond
MIT Press, 1997 - Computers - 262 pages
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Contextual Media expands upon the theme of social construction of knowledge developed in Edward Barrett's three previous volumes. The thirteen contributions focus on specific applications of multimedia technology to cultural institutions such as museums, universities, and corporate environments; they analyze narrative and other navigational structures in various interactive multimedia systems and make recommendations for the design of future systems based on these analyses; and they present innovative uses of multimedia that break out of the confines of a single terminal to develop interactive transformational environments.Contributors : Colin Beardon, Walter Bender, Edward Brown, Mark H. Chignell, Glorianna Davenport, Ben Davis, Peter S. Donaldson, Larry Friedlander, Geri Gay, Ricki Goldman-Segall, Janet H. Murray, Patrick Purcell, Michael Roy, Niall Sweeney, Laura Teodosio, Suzette Worden.

 

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Contents

The Multicultural Promise
53
NonLinear Storytelling Using Digital
87
New Directions in Electronic
103
Teaching a Course on Reading
129
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Edward Barrett is Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.