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  • Item Type: Technology

Early BBS
The birth of social media this prerequisite of citizen journalism can date back to the age before the prevalence of World Wide Web. Developed in the 1970s, bulletin board systems, consisting of PCs, modems and the telephone line, were in many ways a…
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The method of photography known as strip photography is a technique that effectively captures high-speed horizontal movement by focusing solely on that which is moving in front of the lens and "ignoring" stationary objects. Objects in motion over…
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Ghost in the Shell was made by Mamoru Oshii with the background setting in HK. Oshii used Digitally Generated Animation (DGA), a combination of cel animation, computer graphics (CG), and audio that is entered as digital data, to make his…
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It’s the classic of hand-drawing, and has amassed a worldwide cult following. Adapted from the same-name novel, the film tells the story of a young witch Kiki who takes on her one-year practice of magic far from home. To better draw the background…
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It’ directed by Satoshi Kon, his 4th and last feature. The concept of DC Mini is the key to understudying of this movie adapted from a 1993 novel. In the near future, a new dream therapy is invented iva the use of a device called the "DC Mini" that…
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It’s one of Masaoka’s most representative works released in major theaters nationwide. Since Masaoka was doing the silhouette for war propaganda anime, he was entitled to show his works in cinema. It tells about a young female ladybug seeking shelter…
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It’s the most successful film in Japanese history, grossing over $289 million worldwide. Ghibli used the help from Softimage to enhance the story instead of “stealing the show”. The techniques include layering, morphing, digital water, ray tracing,…
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Urashima Tarō is an animated film produced by Seitaro Kitayama in 1918, which was found in an antique shop in Osaka in March 2008. The film is an adaptation of a folk tale Urashima Tarō about a fisherman traveling to an underwater world on a turtle.…
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It’s 1st talkie anime made by Masaoka Kenzō (1898-1988) who introduced expensive sound technology to Japanese anime. It’s also a blending of cutout and celluloid. Celluloid is used in some scenes such as the one in which the typist, who has an affair…
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Educational films would not have gained their place as a significant pedagogical tool in elementary and secondary schools without Kodak’s development of 16mm reversal film in 1923 (Pope, 2016, 58). Prior to the introduction of 16mm films, teachers…
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Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1887 by connecting a thin membrane to a needle, which touched a cylinder covered with tin foil, prompting sound waves connected to a diaphragm. This process would move the needle which would then carve…
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The early nineteenth century was the ‘golden age of the guitar’ due to its use in Viennese Classical music. The first book of guitar notation was published during this age in 1820, ensuring that its classical practice, technique, and melodies could…
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Following hot on the heels of the development of MIDI, Japanese electronics manufacturer Akai – working with Roger Linn, of Linn Electronics – released the first “groove box,” the Akai MPC60, in 1988. Linn – along with companies like Roland – was an…
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In 1967, electronics company Ampex developed the HS-100 PAL 4 Channel 2 magnetic disc video recorder. Video was recorded on an analogue disc that weighed five pounds and made 60 rotations per second. It could record up to thirty seconds of video that…
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In the late 1980s, Leaf Systems Inc. introduced the Leafax, a compact portable photo scanner that was transportable in a case the size of a standard briefcase. It quickly became the proprietary technology of the Associated Press, as it could transmit…
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The capacity to convert audio files into MIDI functions has been a continuous development over the last several decades. The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Ableton – which has been in heavy use with musicians of a variety of genres since its…
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At the onset of mass production, higher quality paper covers protected the magazine-size publications whose interior pages were made from the much cheaper pulp paper. The brightly colored, hand painted covers appealed to both adult and young adult…
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Kurtis R. Schaeffer provides cogent insight and fundamental understanding in his approach to bibliology as he explores and elucidates the context of the book in Tibet. What was the cultural social and economic significance of the book in Tibet? The…
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