Bruce Wolcott

| Digital Media and Communications

 
   

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Digital Futurama:
DIGITAL FUTURAMA explores communication technologies, and the profound social transformations created by them.
Each generation of new technologies, from ancient alphabets to shared multiparticipant worlds, have brought corresponding shifts in societies and individual lives. This textbook connects social, historical, and technology perspectives on diverse topics including worlds fairs, science fiction, multi-media, video games, virtual simulations, cinema, wikinomics, Web 2.0, artificial intelligence, Internet addictions, social networking and other related subjects.

A supplemental textbook website includes interactive exercises, video interviews, as well as updated content, and is designed for media and communications theory courses. The authors teach media and communications theory at Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington.

Authors: Bruce Wolcott and Michael Korolenko
Published by Kendall/Hunt in 2009.

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Storytelling and Design textbook

Storytelling and Design:
Media Literacy for the Digital Age

In the 20th Century major discoveries were made in how to tell stories with pictures and sounds. New expressive forms emerged - from comics, radio, animated cartoons, and cinema, to multi-media shows, virtual worlds, and video games. With the growth of the Internet has come the need to learn a new kind of literacy - using multisensory constructs to represent ideas. While traditionally, written text was the primary means to convey and store knowledge, digital media tools now greatly expand our ability to interact with information and each other.

In STORYTELLING AND DESIGN, Bruce Wolcott and Michael Korolenko examine this transition from traditional to collaborative digital media, and the media design and visual storytelling skills necessary to effectively use these technologies. This textbook is tailored for media theory, information design, and communications courses.


Authors: Bruce Wolcott and Michael Korolenko
Published by Pearson in 2005.

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Digital Imaging Learning Guide

Digital Imaging Foundations Online:
Web site and Learning Guide

Digital Imaging Foundations Online was designed as an interactive Web learning site containing information, interactive exercises, and hands-on tutorials - demonstrating the fundamental principles of digital imaging. This Web course was released with a printed learning guide, that provided supplemental information for students as they worked through the course sections. This course focused on the use of Adobe Photoshop and its most important image editing features. It also demonstrated fundamental digital imaging concepts including saturation, sharpening, color models, bit-depth, anti-aliasing, and scanning, among others. Students gained a familiarity with adapting images for use on the Web. This Web course is no longer available online.

Author: Bruce Wolcott for the National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies at Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington.

Published by DrydenOnline (Harcourt Publishing) in 2001.


Internet and Web online course

Introduction to the Internet
and World Wide Web:
Web site and Learning Guide

Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web online was designed as an interactive Web learning site containing information, interactive exercises, and hands-on tutorials - demonstrating the fundamental features of the Internet and Web. This Web course was released with a printed learning guide, that provided supplemental information for students as they worked through the course sections. This course covered the following areas: basic Internet technologies/protocols, history, Web publishing tools, keyword searches, social issues, vocabulary, HTML, CSS, and streaming media, among other related topics. Students also gained a familiarity with creating their own web documents using an interactive HTML page construction tool. This Web course is no longer available online.

Author: Bruce Wolcott for the National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies at Bellevue College, in Bellevue Washington.

Published by DrydenOnline (Harcourt Publishing) in 2000.