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South Vietnamese troops wading through water in Vietnam
Johnson makes the decision, with still some support from the American public to send U.S. combat forces into battle in Vietnam. With the advent and mass popularity of video, television, and photography, people began to visually consume the horrors of…
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In order to maintain a non-Communist South Vietnam, America had provided economic and administrative support to the South Vietnamese until President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the deployment of 125,000 American troops on July 28, 1965 (Manning and…
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HART, JOHNNY - B.C. Sunday 5/3 1987
"The rewards are great, but without the burden of conscience resulting from having done someone in. If you win, it is because you have parlayed the hours spent in the attic by finding a world full of prototypes of yourself who keep you in gilded…
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Collection Portals on Art Resource
Dr. Theodore Feder, an art history instructor at Columbia University, founded Art Resource in 1968 under the original name of Editorial Photocolor Archives. Originally built as a repository of color images for study and reproduction, it has since…
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Bayer Color Array Pattern
Following the groundbreaking work of Bell Laboratories to invent the CCD sensors crucial to the formation of digital photography, Bruce Bayer patented the second now standard mechanism in 1976, the Bayer Color Filter Array. Designed to mimic the…
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First synthesized score for film utilizing the recently debuted Moog and skills of musician/sound engineer Wendy Carlos. While not the first example of synthesized music, (Switched-on Bach sold over half a million copies in 1968-69) the score was…
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Compact Disc
Sony and Phillips premier the first compact laser disc in conjunction with a set of encoding parameters. Unlike the audio cassette, which relied on magnetic tape, or the laser disc which was an analog technology, CD’s were the first time a disc had…
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The inauguration of President George H.W. Bush marks a historic leap in photojournalism. Just forty seconds after the forty-first president was sworn in, Associated Press photographer Ronald A. Edmonds sent photographs of President Bush taking the…
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Because Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait failed to meet the withdrawal deadline set by the United Nations, President George H.W. Bush and Congress decided to take military action. Coalition ground forces arrived on February 24, 1991, pushing Iraqi…
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Rodney King post-beating and arrest
Rodney King, a Black American motorist, is pursued for speeding, and after a brief chase, three white LAPD officers beat King as 17 officers watch. Unknown to the officers, George Holliday, an amateur cameraman, videotapes the event and sells it to a…
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HTML Image Markup Code
In 1990, Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee was collaborating with other early internet researchers on standardizing computer language and came up with the now standard HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) programming format. This standardization…
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Excerpt from Understanding Comics,demonstrating the concept of closure.
Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, endorses McCloud's book with this dazzling review: “Understanding Comics is quite simply the best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered. With this book Scott…
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Figure 1: Museum of the History of Science original homepage
Through its affiliation with the University of Oxford, The Museum of the History of Science became one of the first physical museums to make images of objects in their collection available online for the public. At the time, the museum prided itself…
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Total Request Live (TRL) accepts viewers' votes, at first through phone calls and by 2001 online, to determine the top 10 music videos of the day. Young people were very much in charge of the kind of music they wanted to hear--as long as those…
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Original LiveJournal page
On April 15, 1999, the online blogging website LiveJournal is founded, and unlike its competitors at the time, offered both Friend and Community functions. Thus, while being a perfect platform for personal narrative, since it was a “web logging” or…
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The Napster GUI and various imitation clients make Peer 2 Peer (P2P) sharing of MP3 files across the internet increasingly popular. Napster marks the first of many destabilizing moments for the music industry. First by the various distribution…
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The Myspace Selfie
Soon after the popularization of social media networks like LiveJournal and Friendster, Chris DeWolfe, Brad Greenspan, Josh Berman, and Tom Anderson launch MySpace in August 2006 (Stenovec 2011). From 2006 to 2009, the term “MySpace pic” is coined…
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Figure 1: Where Google has Collected Imagery
Google Street View started in 2003 with founder Larry Page experimenting with capturing street level views on a large scale. By 2005, the project had grown in scope and was greatly expanded by the acquisition of a number of companies that provided…
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Swedish company Spotify launches, offering a streaming alternative to Apple’s iTunes store. Initially sample rates at Spotify were limited to 128kbps, but with increasing bandwidth capabilities, Spotify pro users were able to stream music at up to…
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The International Organization for Standardization published the technical specifications for the Portable Document Format, essentially making the PDF filetype open source. The PDF remains a common format for the political pamphlet, and there is…
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