Saturday, December 4, 2010

looking back at Multimedia II - part 1

Perhaps looking back is not the perfect title to this subject but our instructor thought it would be appropriate to post ideas about what we have learned in MM II. 

I am in the middle of the last assignment now, basically tying it all together by following or subscribing to interesting posts (read- all classmates, the outside world, et. al.).  I think most people struggle when they first start using web multiumedia simply because it is a new way of communicating.  The systems and machines are so different from face to face or paper and pencil. 

And then, at the end, there is Pixelpipe, the Nirvana of self publishing, at least according to one reviewer.  Pixelpipe attempts to liberate your media by simultaneously publishing photos, video, audio, text and files on over 100 online destinations.  As far as I have seen, this pipe ain’t perfect, but I do appreciate all the trees we are saving from the papermakers.   

Nirvana, and its embodiment of disinterest and extinction, is an interesting adjective to use in describing a web activity as intense as Pixelpipe.  Below are my dictionary’s three entries.  Joy is probably the most applicable to the big pipe. I love this part: "When you look up nirvana in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of.."

1. Buddhism. The ineffable ultimate in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion.

2. Hinduism. Emancipation from ignorance and the extinction of all attachment.

3. An ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy.

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