George Eastman invented flexible film.
It is multiple images stored onto the plastic strip.
This was considered the beginning of video.
Motion Picture Camera Invented
Thomas Edison was the inventor of the motion picture camera patterned it this year.
First Public Demonstration
The first demonstration for the public was done in France.
Dickson Creates Short Films
The company Dickson creates many 15 second films using Thomas Edisons invention. These were one of the first videos ever made.
First Introduction of the Television
This was the first introduction of the Television at the World Fair in Paris.
First Movie Theater
In 1905, John P. Harris and Harry Davis opened a five-cents-admission movie theater in a Pittsburgh storefront,
Invention of Cathode Ray
The invention of the Cathode Ray Rube was made to create television images
Televisions in Households
This innovation or movement in the culture was extremely significant. Families were now embracing the TV as a family activity and began to bring people together in a way we never imagined. The shortcomings is that it takes a way from real human interactions. This is how we now share quality time with people. I personally have Monday nights spent with my best friend watching a TV show and I know many people spend their time with friends doing the same. This will diminish communication.
During the presidency this was put on the television program
This brought the candidacy to the people allowing them to not only hear but see what was going on. I dont think anyone saw shortcomings of this. This change in technology impacted the election allowing people to really get involved with it and spend times around the TV watching this. It affected relationships with the candidates allowing the people to get more attached.
Watch Debates Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbrcRKqLSRw
First Plasma Display
The first plasma display was invented by the U of Illinois.
VHS was introduced to the market.
Introduction of the Satillite
Cabale programing through satellite fed cable was introduced and the start of home dish owners begins.
First Wide Screen TV
first wide screen was 16 by 9 inches
Flat Screen Televisions Introduced
starting value was $20,000
Movies being sent to peoples homes.
This changes how the regular consumer watched tv. A personal recorder that allows the viewer pause a live show, records shows that they may have missed and skip pesky commercials and ads.
netflix online streaming
allowing people to not have to watch ads and watch shows from the comfort of their own home instantly
Analog to Digital Television
America makes the switch
Prediction: First Movie Aired Through Netflix
This will eventually diminish the need for movie theaters
Prediction: NO ACTORS NEEDED FOR FILMS
CGI will get so good that in 100 years we will not even need actors.
The Medium is the Message
This technology highlights relaxation and entertainment allowing us to be together or alone but be entertained. What it doesn't highlight is experiencing interaction for yourself it teaches us how to relate and interact without us having to experience anything. It can even mask loneliness because of the connections you feel with the characters in the show.