The virtual world is created by computer software which sends and receives input and output to the user through the use of various devices like stereoscopic displays, head-mounted displays (HMD), gloves and haptic devices. The interactive experience is made possible due to the tweaking of the user's sensory input based on adjustments that the system make, from the collection of real time spatial coordinates of the input devices. Morton Heilig was the inventor of the Sensorama, the earliest...
Communications used in combat operations have changed significantly over the years. Before man could talk, basic communications such as cave drawings, grunts, hand movements, and facial expressions were used to relay information. Later, the use of signals, letters, messengers, codes, and eventually electronic communications were the common devices used leading up to and during wars. The two most widely acclaimed electronic communications were the telegraph and the radio. Eventually,...
The planet we live today is flooded with American movies. The most popular topics, the most famous stars, the most fashionable clothing and hairstyles, and also those memorable quotes are mainly from American movies. The following data clearly shows American movie is an undisputed leader in the global market. Nowadays, 85 percent of the biggest video enterprises belong to the first world, especially the United States. Their total turnover has arrived as high as $110 billion. The biggest export...
We live in a world where the mass media have an enormous importance and where public opinion is based on mass media information. The aim of this essay is to understand how the media of the Western countires, in particular the American ones, report on the key issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of the most enduring conflict in human history. More in details, the focus of this study is the role of America in this conflict and how Americans get to understand it through the media or else...
Remediation is an evolution of an older media to a better express of media. It is a result of creating new type of media. There are a lot of types of media texts, such as, painting, photographs, books, movies or videos and many other kind of media texts. If it was not for those pre-existed media texts, most new media texts we have now would not be born (GotEssay.com, 2008). For example, paintings are remediated to photographs for better results in presentation of images; some printed magazines...
The field of complex systems (like artificial intelligence in its earlier years) has received a lot of press in the last two decades, both positive and negative. As in the early years of AI, complex systems scientists have at times made promises and set up expectations that are hard for any young science to fulfill. Some often-cited examples of complex systems in nature and society include the brain, the immune system, metabolic networks, biological cells, ant colonies, the Internet and World...
PTV news aims to be service focused (Lovelock, 2005) in its strategy. Its news channel offers a narrow range of services/programs such as news bulletins, talk shows, documentaries and live events update etc. The market to which the services are offered are broad and diverse, however mostly the adults and people from an older age bracket make PTV a preference.Segmentation and Target MarketIn a highly competitive industry like that of the television industry there is a great risk that customers...
Cyborg is a short form for "cybernetic organism". It describes the human machine often called as the "man-manchine hybrid". The other words for Cyborgs are, "androids", "replicants" or "bionic humans" (Balsamo, 1996:18). This can have two meanings, either a combination of humans and an electronic or mechanical apparatus, or "as the identity of organisms embedded in a cybernetic information system' (Balsamo, 1996: 11).Balsamo thinks that...
Humans in general have a yearning to be seen attractive to themselves and others. Plastic surgery started as a way for someone to gain relief from being disfigured in a wreck, or to fix a physical deformity that they were born with. It has turned into a selfish act of one's desire. If you don't like how your nose is shaped, or the size of your breasts, and you think this throws all your charm and sex appeal away, then plastic surgery may be your ticket to the perfect body. All your worries...
Indian Media &Entertainment (M&E) industry went through a tough phase in last two years due to the economic slowdown which impacted business. The industry which is dependent on advertising for almost 38 percent of its revenues, was hit due to shrinking ad budgets of the corporate world. However, the industry as a whole registered a very modest growth of around 1.4 percent in 2009 compared to 12 percent in 2008. It is poised to recover in 2010, riding on the back of improved economic...