Sun, 11 Jul 2004 22:13:09 GMT

Birth of Multimedia (A Footnote). In Being Digital Nicholas Negroponte points to the Aspen Project, an early venture of the MIT Media Lab, as the “birth of multimedia.” The 1978 project involved a visual mapping of Aspen, Colorado, using video disk technology to methodically capture… [Matthew G. Kirschenbaum]

i'd say a footnote, just like sandtables need a footnote. a sandtable is where you lay out the terrain of the land with wet sand then plot strategy on it using markers. it is interactive, and it is currently very high tech. though the lowtech version exists everywhere. a sandtable is a virtual map that you tie a narrative to, and try to imagine the outcomes.