Different kinds of media are ubiquitous in everyday life, as music, images, movies, TV and web follow us everywhere. In the subject, students will get to know the basic principles of multimedia technologies. 

We will dig into technologies behind multimedia contents, which form the bases for the use, planning and development of multimedia systems. All types of media will be taken into consideration: text, sound and music, images and video. We will focus mainly on data representation and compression (e.g. how does mp3 or jpeg work), as well as search and retrieval in multimedia databases (e.g. how does Google work). The basics of data visualization will also be considered.

In lab tutorials, students will focus on concrete challenges, developing an interactive visualization of multimedia data.

Student work includes development of a visualization, several presentations on work progress during the semester, and a final presentation of the developed visualization. A final written exam follows.