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Encarta

Author: Microsoft
Year: 1993 Edit Add
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Creators of other electronic remediations seem to want to emphasize the difference rather than erase it. In these cases, the electronic version is offered as an improvement, although the new is still justified in terms of the old and seeks to remain faithful to the older medium's character. There are various degrees of fidelity. Encyclopedias on CD- ROM, such as Microsoft's Encarta and Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia, seek to improve on printed encyclopedias by providing not only text and graphics, but also sound and video, and they feature electronic searching and linking capabilities

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Info: First edition of Microsoft Encarta - 1993
Original size: 1280x960 px. Edit

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Info: Microsoft Encarta Australian commercial 1996
Original Url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpOrSOOPOhM
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Info: Encarta '95 Intro
Original Url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxNsIBJOAA8
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Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia

Author: Grolier
Year: 1983 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

Creators of other electronic remediations seem to want to emphasize the difference rather than erase it. In these cases, the electronic version is offered as an improvement, although the new is still justified in terms of the old and seeks to remain faithful to the older medium's character. There are various degrees of fidelity. Encyclopedias on CD- ROM, such as Microsoft's Encarta and Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia, seek to improve on printed encyclopedias by providing not only text and graphics, but also sound and video, and they feature electronic searching and linking capabilities

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Info: Grolier's Academic American Encyclopedia on Viewtron (1983)
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Info: The 1995 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Original size: 556x393 px. Edit

Yet because they are presenting dis- crete, alphabetized articles on technical subjects, they are still recognizably in the tradition of the printed encyclopedia since the eighteenth- century Encyclopédie and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Info: Encyclopédie, Vol. 11, 1765 Neûchatel
Original size: 1000x1540 px. Edit
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Info: Extract from the frontispiece of the Encyclopédie (1772)
Original size: 1000x1558 px. Edit

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Unknown
Year: 1768 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

Yet because they are presenting dis- crete, alphabetized articles on technical subjects, they are still recognizably in the tradition of the printed encyclopedia since the eighteenth- century Encyclopédie and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Info: "Encyclopaedia Britannica" Commercial (1988)
Original Url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMpgcz6s-eI
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Jurassic Park

Author: Voyager Company
Year: 1993 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

In the early 1990s, the Voyager Company published series of "Expanded Books" on CD-ROM, an eclectic set of books originally written for printed publication, including Jurassic Park and Brave New World.

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Info: Jurassic Park - Expanded Book / Cover (1993)
Original size: 817x1257 px. Edit
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Info: Jurassic Park - Expanded Book / inside (1993)
Original size: 1248x940 px. Edit

Brave New World

Author: Voyager Company
Year: 1996 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

In the early 1990s, the Voyager Company published series of "Expanded Books" on CD-ROM, an eclectic set of books originally written for printed publication, including Jurassic Park and Brave New World.

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Info: CD Companion to Dvorak’s New World Symphony by Robert Winter
Original Url: https://vimeo.com/album/1505580/video/18571954
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The Voyager Company

Author: Bob Stein
Year: 1984 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

The Voyager interface remediated the printed book without doing much to challenge print's assumptions about linearity and closure. Even the name, "Expanded Books:' indicated the priority of the older medium. Much of the current World Wide Web also remediates older forms without challenging them. Its point-and-click interface allows the developer to reorganize texts and images taken from books, magazines, film, or television, but the reorganization does not call into question the character of a text or the status of an image. In all these cases, the new medium does not want to efface itself entirely. Microsoft wants the buyer to understand that she has purchased not simply an encyclopedia, but an electronic, and therefore improved, encyclopedia. The borrowing might be said to be translucent rather than transparent.


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Info: The Voyager Company's Macbeth
Original size: 640x499 px. Edit

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Telecommunications Breakdown

Author: Emergency Broadcast Network
Year: 1995 Edit Add
Book: Remediation

The digital medium can be more aggressive in its remediation. It can try to refashion the older medium or media entirely, while still marking the presence of the older media and therefore maintaining a sense of multiplicity or hypermediacy. This is particularly clear in the rock CD-ROMs, such as the Emergency Broadcast Network's Telecommunirations Breakdown, in which the principal refashioned media are music recorded on CD and its live performance on stage.

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Info: 3:7:8" one of the three video tracks included in the CD release “Telecommunications Breakdow “
Original Url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-OmAufM73A
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