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DIGITAL MEDIA: Pt. 1 - The Distributed Network (COMM 214)

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DIGITAL MEDIA: The Distributed Network COMM 214 Prof. Milner
Dr. Milner
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Communications, Dr. Milner, cofc, college of charleston, Comm 214, Media in the Digital Age




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Date Created: 03/20/16
D I G I T A L M E D I A “Do social media facilitate powerful participation or narcissistic malaise?” ______________________________________________________________________________ THE DISTRIBUTED NETWORK •Digitalization -Analog Media vs. Digital Media *Analog = physical (ex. phonograph) *Digital = computational (ex. Spotify) -1938: Binary Computing *1s & 0s *a way to universalize information *Konrad Zuse: ‘inventor of the modern computer’ -convergence *”digital media allows multiple modes of communication to converge” •Network -1969: ARPNET *allows computers to connect and share information *computers were not yet commercialized —> Revolutionary -Many-to-Many Communication occurs on a distributed network *one-to-many = centralized network (ex. books) *one-to-many = decentralized network (ex. e-mail, telegraph) *many-to-many = distributed network (ex. social media) •Hypertext -1989: World Wide Web *GOAL: to make the internet more accessible -hypertext = beyond text, connection between different texts on the internet •Mobility -2007: Smartphones *information becomes extremely accessible and within arm’s reach


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