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Packer, R. ; California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA

With all the hype circulating around multimedia and its numerous offshoots: new media, digital media, interactive media, and so on, does anyone really know what this term means? In the quest for a broad definition of multimedia, including its evolutionary origins, the author defines the essential elements of multimedia: immersion, interdisciplinarity, hypermedia, interactivity, and narrativity, revealing the important confluence between the arts, human-machine interface and information technology

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MultiMedia, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 1 )

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Jan-Mar 1999

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