Digital Media

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Digital (Information)

“Binary information used by computers”

Delicious, delicious bits.

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Native Digital (Information)

“Information made with a computer that absolutely requires a computer to run as intended.”

Examples of non-native digital information media:

  • E-books (You could print them out as an ordinary book)
  • Full CGI movies (You can view them on a standard telly)

(From now on referred simply as “digital”. Non-native examples of digital media will be pointed out)

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Digital Artistic Media

This should be self-explanatory now, right?

“Information made with a computer that absolutely requires a computer to run as intended, which is designed to conveys meaningful and compelling information by its authors.”

(From now on referred simply as “digital media”)

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Interactive Digital Media

The same as above with a reasonable amount of interactive elements.

Needless to say digital games and digital puzzles fall under this banner as they are inherently interactive. Fiction and simulations are not inherently interactive. As such the “interactive” moniker is required to make the distinction.

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