In only a few short years, multimedia has become powerful and accepted enough to begin taking its rightful place in the changing the way we communicate. Communication in the '90s must accomplish two fundamental tasks: satiating the demanding aesthetic tastes and expectations of today's sophisticated viewing audiences, and navigating the vast amount of knowledge, facts, and statistics that comprise the "Information Age." Multimedia allows us to use the best combination of media to present com pelling information suited to specific situations. It allows user-control over how and when that information is accessed. "Only In The Earth" is the ultimate multimedia reference source for students, teachers, researchers, journalists... anyone who want instant information on recent social problems such as wars, drugs, crimes, AIDS, starvation, racism. I hope to show various images and information of contemporary society which comes alive in multimedia reference form available anywhere. My thesis is about harnessing the technology of the present and building toward the future. We now stand at an incredible time in the history of information and human communication. This interactive product will be controlled by Macromedia Director. All video images will be converted into Adobe Premiere. Any retouching will be done in Adobe photoshop.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Social problems; Multimedia systems
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Lee, Miran, "Only in the earth" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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