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The Cyberspace Lexiconby Bob Cotton
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A unique reference book for all those using electronic media, The Cyberspace Lexicon provides a much-needed guide through the maze of existing and emerging technologies. From interactive video and multimedia, through to hypermedia, arcade games, high-band networks and virtual reality, this book explains all the essential concepts and technical terms. Techniques and technologies are defined, key concepts are explained, and 'buzzwords' are clarified. In-depth illustrated features covering major issues complement clear, concise entries designed for quick reference. With numerous colour photographs showing the latest programs and applications, this is an invaluable sourcebook for any media professional or student.
This illustrated glossary offers user-friendly reference on interactive multimedia, for workers in the media and associated areas. It explains essential concepts, key figures and technical terms, related to such topics as video, hypermedia, arcade games, high-band networks and virtual reality.
A unique reference for all those using the new electronic 'multimedia' arts, The Cyberspace Lexicon provides a much-needed guide through the maze of existing and emerging technologies. From arcade games to artificial intelligence, data superhighways to DTP, video graphics to virtual reality, this book explains all the essential concepts and technical terms. Arranged alphabetically, The Cyberspace Lexicon offers a variety of levels of information and access. Technologies are defined; innovatory organizations are profiled; key concepts are explained and 'buzzwords' clarified. Over 800 clear, concise dictionary entries, designed for quick reference, are complemented by illustrated features covering important issues. A comprehensive bibliography is also provided. The latest software and hardware is illustrated by hundreds of colour photographs, many of them appearing in printed form for the first time. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive and 'random access' approach to the new media. Both a cross-disciplinary glossary and an illustrated introduction to the subject, it is an invaluable resource for media professionals, students, and all those affected by the new digital technologies.
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