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Friday, 27 April 2007

Preliminary research project

After some deliberation over the subject of my project, I have settled at this point on the televisual interactive interface that is Teletext. More specifically than this I have not decided as yet, but have identified the following ideas for areas of research:

> Relationship with modern technology. How Teletext became a precursor to the Internet as we know it today.
> Teletext today - BBCi, press the red button etc. Digital age of Teletext - will it die out as the analogue receivers are switched off one by one? Also, Teletext online.
> Influence on many aspects of the Internet - user correspondence, real-time up to date news, television listings, advertising - all prominent on the web today.
> Pixel art transmitted via Teletext. Relationship with ASCII art.
> Having fun. The reveal function to answer questions in your own time, or at least until the page ticks over. Bamboozle style text-based quiz games. Children's reveal area/guessing puzzles.
> Subtitles - accessibility. A precursor to audio description.

I will post some visuals based on this tomorrow and continue to do so for the next week or so.