The Evolution of Tradition to New Media

  • 35,000 BCE

    Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    The cultural and ritualistic facets of hunting and daily life within the tribe were informed by and conveyed through the cave drawings. So, early cave paintings qualify as a type of media. These drawings have survived for more than 15,000 years, transcending distance and time and providing modern humans with a window into the past.
  • Period: 35,000 BCE to 1200 BCE

    The Prehistoric Age

    In this time, people live simply, only caring about the necessities of existence. The prehistoric period is also known as the stone age. Hieroglyphs Hieroglyphic writing is one of the prehistoric era's writing systems.
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  • 3000 BCE

    Papyrus in Egypt

    Papyrus in Egypt
    The papyrus plant, a reed that grows in the marshy regions around the Nile river, is the source of contemporary word paper. Papyrus is a writing material. Ancient Egyptians began using papyrus as a writing medium as early as 3,000 BC, and they continued to do so up until about 1100 AD.
  • 3000 BCE

    Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia

    Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia
    Throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age, clay tablets were employed as a writing medium in the Ancient Near East, particularly for writing in cuneiform. A moist clay tablet was inscribed with cuneiform symbols using a stylus that was frequently made of reed.
  • 1800 BCE

    Codex in the Mayan Region

    Codex in the Mayan Region
    Maya codices (plural codex) are folding books written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark paper by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Professional scribes working under the patronage of deities such as the Tonsured Maize God and the Howler Monkey Gods created the folding books.
  • 130 BCE

    Acta Diurna

    Acta Diurna
    Acta Diurna were daily Roman official notices, similar to a daily newspaper. They were carved on stone or metal and displayed on message boards in public places like Rome's Forum. They were also known as Acta. In many ways, they served as an early newspaper for Roman citizens.
  • 712

    Printing press using Woodblocks (220 AD)

    Printing press using Woodblocks (220 AD)
    Woodblock printing is a relief print technique in which images, designs, or words are carved in reverse onto a block of wood using wood carving tools. The image is then inked and printed onto paper, cloth, or other materials.
  • Newspaper- The London Gazette

    Newspaper- The London Gazette
    The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published.
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    Industrial Age

    In media information literacy, the Industrial Age refers to how technology changes the usability of information for members of society. This includes a variety of machines, including printers and digital tools. These pieces of equipment, when combined, can help people create and process media information.
    My personal Insight is in this age Media has advance and a lot more people now has access to information and can be mass produce and spread more to people.
  • Christopher Sholes invented the first practical typewriter

    Christopher Sholes invented the first practical typewriter
    Christopher Sholes invented the first practical typewriter and introduced the keyboard layout that is familiar today. As he experimented early on with different versions, Sholes realized that the levers in the type basket would jam when he arranged the keys in alphabetical order.
  • Samuel Morse developed the telegraph system

    Samuel Morse developed the telegraph system
    Samuel Morse developed the telegraph system. Morse's system sent out a signal in a series of dots and dashes, each combination representing one letter of the alphabet (“Morse code”). The inventor submitted a patent for his device, which he called “The American Recording Electro-Magnetic Telegraph” in 1837.
  • Morse Code

    Morse Code
    Morse code is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as standardized sequences of two different signal durations, called dots and dashes, or dits and dahs. Morse code is named after Samuel Morse, one of the inventors of the telegraph.
  • Alexander Graham Bell is credited with being the inventor of the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell is credited with being the inventor of the telephone
    since his patent and demonstrations for an apparatus designed for “transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically…causing electrical undulations” were successful. First Bell Telephone
  • Telephone

    A telephone is a device that transmits and receives human voice signals at the same time. The telephone is inexpensive, easy to use, and provides users with immediate, personal communication that cannot be obtained through any other medium.
  • Video first invented

    Video first invented
    Most historians have agreed that Louis Le Prince's single-lens camera made in 1888 created the first and oldest motion video in existence. The video is a piece called “Roundhay Garden Scene” which was a two second silent film of people walking in a garden.
  • A punched card

    A punched card
    (also known as a punch card or punched-card) is a piece of stiff paper that contains digital data represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions. Punched cards were once widely used in data processing applications or to directly control automated machinery.
  • Television

    an electronic system of transmitting images with sound over a wire or through space by devices that change light and sound into electrical waves and then change these back into light and sound. 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.
  • Philo Taylor Farnsworth

    Philo Taylor Farnsworth
    an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many crucial contributions to the early development of all-electronic television.
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    Electronic Age

    The electronic age, also known as the digital age, computer age, or new media age, is a period in human history marked by the transition from traditional industry brought about by the industrial revolution to an economy based on information computerization.
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  • Transistor Radio

    Transistor Radio
    A transistor radio is a radio receiver that amplifies sound using transistors. Transistor radios can be small and inexpensive, and some use very little electricity. Some can amplify weak radio waves that are normally missed by less powerful vacuum tube radios.
  • The Hewlett-Packard 9100A

    The Hewlett-Packard 9100A
    Was a pioneering programmable calculator (or computer) that debuted in 1968. "If we had called it a computer, it would have been rejected by our customers' computer gurus because it didn't look like an IBM," Bill Hewlett explained.
  • Video Chats

    Video Chats
    Videotelephony, also known as videoconferencing and video teleconferencing, is the two-way or multipoint reception and transmission of audio and video signals by people in different locations for real time communication. The inaugural video call occurred on June 30, 1970, between Pittsburgh Mayor Peter Flaherty and Chairman and CEO John Harper of Alcoa. The service officially launched the next day, July 1, 1970, with 38 Picturephones located at eight Pittsburgh companies.
  • Betamax

    Betamax is a consumer-level analog recording and cassette format of magnetic tape for video, commonly known as a video cassette recorder.
  • The first Portable Computer

    The first Portable Computer
    A little business called GM Research in Santa Monica, California, produced the first portable computer in 1979. the device that James Murez invented and patented. It was once known as the Tiny Star before being renamed The Little One.
  • Herman Hollerith

    Herman Hollerith
    Herman Hollerith invented and developed a punch-card tabulation machine system that revolutionized statistical computation. Born in Buffalo, New York, Hollerith enrolled in the City College of New York at age 15 and graduated from the Columbia School of Mines with distinction at the age of 19.
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    Information Age

    The mid-20th century saw the start of the Information Age, sometimes referred to as the Computer Age, Digital Age, Silicon Age, or New Media Age. It is distinguished by a quick transition from traditional industries developed during the Industrial Revolution to an information technology-driven economy.
    My personal Insight in this age is that more advances media platforms and easy and convenient access to a lot of information in the world more than the past era.
  • CD

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can record, store and play back audio, video and other data in digital form.
  • Web Browser

    Web Browser
    A web browser allows you to navigate the internet. It gathers data from other parts of the internet and displays it on your desktop or mobile device. The data is transmitted using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which specifies how text, images, and video are transmitted over the internet.
  • Search Engines

    Search Engines
    A search engine is a piece of software that enables users to use keywords or phrases to get the information they're looking for online. Even with millions of websites available, search engines are able to deliver results swiftly by continuously monitoring the Internet and indexing every page they come across.
  • Alan Emtage

    Alan Emtage
    The first search engine was called "Archie," and it was developed in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a talented student at Montreal's McGill University. The name Archie was originally intended to be "archives," but it was abbreviated. This was a search engine for FTP sites that existed before the world wide web.
  • Blogs

    A blog is a style of informational website that is published online and is made up of brief, frequently casual text postings that resemble diaries. The most recent post usually appears at the top of the page as posts are often shown in reverse chronological order. The majority of experts concur that Justin Hall, a student at the time, founded in 1994.
  • Social Network

    Social Network
    In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. The first social media site was Six Degrees, made by Andrew Weinreichian in 1997. Six Degrees was pretty popular with users until 2003. That's when Tom Anderson made Myspace. This new site let users make profiles that played their favorite music.
  • Video Chats

    Video Chats
    Kyocera released what it claimed was the first mobile videophone -- indeed, the inclusion of a camera alone was a feat for the time. It was called the Visual Phone VP-210 and included a built-in, front-facing camera that could transmit and receive video at the rate of about two frames per second.
  • Video

    a program, movie, or other visual media product with moving images that is captured and saved digitally or on a videocassette, whether it has audio or not: Let's stay at home and watch a video.
  • Portable Computers

    Portable Computers
    A portable computer is a computer designed to be easily moved from one place to another, as opposed to those designed to remain stationary at a single location such as desktops and workstations.
  • Microblogs

    The first microblogs were known as tumblelogs. The term was coined by Christian Neunkirchen in a blog posted on April 12, 2005. 2006: Microblogging was introduced with the launch of Twitter. The microblogging era began in 2006 with Twitter. Microblogging refers to sharing stories, news and other content in the smallest format possible.