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- Springer US 2007; US$ 150.74
Digital Video offers comprehensive coverage of the MPEG-2 audio/visual digital compression standard. The treatment includes the specifics needed to implement an MPEG-2 Decoder, including the syntax and semantics of the coded bitstreams. Since the MPEG-2 Encoders are not specified by the standard, and are actually closely held secrets of many... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00
Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic narrative forms, revealing how story, a form of meaning that transcends cultures and media, achieves diversity by presenting itself under multiple avatars. Ryan considers texts such as the reality television show Survivor, the film The Truman Show, and software-driven... more...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 46.00
This book provides an accessible and much needed introduction to the diversity of multimedia appearing and proliferating in our society. The phenomenal growth of multimedia has given rise to debates on the role of technology, the skills required for their production and use, and the ethics and politics involved in these new embodied interactions. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 50.00
Combining theoretical and empirical analysis of the production, content and consumption of computer games, Aphra Kerr explores this all-pervasive, but under-theorized, aspect of our media environment. Kerr examines: games as a new media form; design, development and marketing of games; and the use of games in public and private spaces. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 195.00
Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 19.95
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42
Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
In the few decades since they first blipped their way onto television screens, videogames have become one of the most culturally, socially and economically significant media forms. Newman?s volume considers how we might approach videogames as media texts to be read, experiences to be played and played with, systems and simulations to be decoded and... more...
- Springer US 2007; US$ 125.85
Digital Libraries and Multimedia brings together in one place important contributions and up-to-date research results in this fast moving area. Digital Libraries and Multimedia serves as an excellent reference, providing insight into some of the most challenging research issues in the field. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95
In this clear and highly accessible book, Tony Feldman provides an account of the evolution and application of digital media. Clarifying its underlying technologies, he identifies its immense commercial and human potential. Using as a starting point a simplification which considers new media in two distinct sectors; packaged 'off-line' media such as... more...