ERIC Number: ED366297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Quo Vadimus? The 21st Century and Multimedia.
Kuhn, Allan D.
This paper relates the concept of computer-driven multimedia to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). Multimedia is defined here as computer integration and output of text, animation, audio, video, and graphics. Multimedia is the stage of computer-based information that allows access to experience. This paper draws in the concepts of hypermedia, intermedia, interactive multimedia, hypertext, imaging, cyberspace, and virtual reality. Examples of these technology developments are given for NASA, private industry, and academia. Examples of concurrent technology developments and implementations are given to show how these technologies, along with multimedia, have put us at the threshold of the 21st century. The STIP sees multimedia as an opportunity for revolutionizing the way scientific and technical information is managed. There is a vast opportunity for looking at multimedia applications, assessing their relevance to the handling and processing of scientific and technical information in the NASA research and development community, and developing multimedia implementations for doing so. (Contains 24 references.) (TMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Identifiers: Computer Integrated Technology; Examples; Multimedia Materials; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Virtual Reality