Media Arts project

  • 1509 BCE

    Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
    The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, it has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world".
  • 700 BCE

    Theatre of Dionysus

    Theatre of Dionysus
    What was the first ever theatre?
    The first plays were performed in the Theatre of Dionysus, built in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens at the beginning of the 5th century, but theatres proved to be so popular they soon spread all over Greece. Drama was classified according to three different types or genres: comedy, tragedy and satyr plays.
  • 600 BCE

    Petroglyphs (cupules)

    Petroglyphs (cupules)
    petroglyphs (cupules), which appeared throughout the world during the Lower Paleolithic.
  • 400 BCE

    The Lion-Man

    The Lion-Man
    The Löwenmensch figurine, also called the Lion-man or the Lion-human of Hohlenstein-Stadel, is a prehistoric ivory sculpture discovered in Hohlenstein-Stadel, a German cave in 1939
  • Period: 300 BCE to 1509

    Thousands of years...

  • Light bulb

    Light bulb
    In 1802, Humphry Davy invented the first electric light. He experimented with electricity and invented an electric battery. When he connected wires to his battery and a piece of carbon, the carbon glowed, producing light.
  • First Computer

    First Computer
    The first mechanical computer, The Babbage Difference Engine, was designed by Charles Babbage in 1822. The ABC was the basis for the modern computer we all use today. The ABC weighed over 700 pounds and used vacuum tubes. It had a rotating drum, a little bigger than a paint can, that had small capacitors on it.
  • First Camera

    First Camera
    The first photographic camera developed for commercial manufacture was a daguerreotype camera, built by Alphonse Giroux in 1839. Giroux signed a contract with Daguerre and Isidore Niépce to produce the cameras in France, with each device and accessories costing 400 francs.
  • The Ashmolean

    The Ashmolean
    The world's first public museum, the Ashmolean in Oxford, is celebrating a new permanent gallery called the 'Ashmolean Story' which opens today.
  • First picture

    First picture
    The world's first color photo was produced in 1861 by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell. The image was created by photographing the tartan ribbon three times through red, blue, and yellow filters, then recombining the images into one color composite.
  • Period: to

    1800s to 1900s

  • First Television

    First Television
    The world's first electronic television was created by a 21 year old inventor named Philo Taylor Farnsworth. That inventor lived in a house without electricity until he was age 14.
  • Birth of the internet

    Birth of the internet
    January 1, 1983 is considered the official birthday of the Internet. ... ARPANET and the Defense Data Network officially changed to the TCP/IP standard on January 1, 1983, hence the birth of the Internet. All networks could now be connected by a universal language.