Sample Topics for Impact of New Information Resources: Multimedia and Networks

taught by Howard Besser

* Personal Communication Devices
* Digital video/audio on Networks, Talk Radio
* Video on Demand to Home
* Electronic Publishing
* Infotainment
* Interactive Video
* Video Conferencing/Image Telephones
* Motion Picture Browsing (Pickers)
* Networking Superhighway
* Future/Present of Newspapers
* Tailored information, knowbots, artificial intelligence
* Privacy
* Privacy--Cryptology
* Digital Production for Hollywood
* Standards for viewing and exchanging multimedia
* Electronic democracy
* Distance-Independent Learning
* HDTV
* New input devices (visualization, speech recognition)
* Virtual Reality
* Public Policy, Regulatory Issues
* Economics of Large Corporations
* The Changing Information Industry Workplace
* Environmental Impact
* Social Effects
* Media as social change or protest
* Education
* Technical Issues
* Standards Issues
* Changing Cinema
* Hackers/Crime
* Copyright
* Structure/Language of the interaction
* Recent Commercial Services
* Decentralized Information Sources
* Internet Resources
* Text encoding
* Electronic Art


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04/09/99