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RE: multimedia definition

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:39:35 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B02A9966B@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lguarino@adobe.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Gregg proposed the following definition for multimedia:
 
<blockquote>
Several different
media,
including at least one time based media, synchronized to convey
information.  Media may include text, audio, graphics, animation, video,
and interactivity.
 
 
</blockquote>
 
Hmmm. I don't think of interactivity as a medium in its own right. I
think of interactivity as an aspect of the way content is used, but the
content itself might be text, or graphics, or audio or video.
 
Also, the purpose of synchronizing the media may not be "to convey
information" but to provide entertainment. Maybe the definition doesn't
need to say anything about the *purpose* of synchronizing the media.
Would the following rewrite work?
<proposed>
Several different media, including at least one time based media type,
integrated in a single presentation.  Media may include text, audio,
graphics, animation, and video. Multimedia may be interactive.
</proposed>
 
John

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 6:21 PM
To: 'Loretta Guarino Reid'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition



Ah yes.

 

Good point.   

 

How about

 

Multimedia 

Several different media <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium> ,
including at least one time based media, synchronized to convey
information.  Media may include text, audio, graphics, animation, video,
and interactivity.

 

 


Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

 


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From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lguarino@adobe.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 4:58 PM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: multimedia definition

But we don't consider a combination just of text and graphics to be
multimedia. 

 

Loretta Guarino Reid 
lguarino@adobe.com 
Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering 


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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 1:59 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: multimedia definition

 

Multimedia is the use of several different media
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium>  to convey information (text
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text> , audio
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio> , graphics
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image> , animation
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation> , video
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video> , and interactivity
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactivity> ).

 


Gregg

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Director - Trace R & D Center 
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