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Bob Cotton’s mediainspiratorium is designed for students of all ages (16+) interested in the fine-arts, the media-arts, and the digital arts. It is a kind of non-linear history of innovations in the form and content relevant to our 21st century media environment. Why ’non-linear’? Because you learn best when you’re already interested in a subject, and when you follow your own interests through information and examples. Mediainspiratorium provides thousands of links between subjects and artists, so you can trace the roots, the inspirations, the influences, the schools relevant to that subject and that artist.

And so mediainspiratorium contains overview histories of art, animation, artificial intelligence, artificial life, advertising, architecture, art history, art theory, audio-visuals, augmented reality, books, cognitive psychology, conceptual art, comics, computing, cryptology, dance, data-visualisation, documentaries, e-commerce, education, environment, events and exhibition-design, fashion, fairytale, future-casting, games, graphic design, geographical information systems, hypertext and hypermedia, information-design, interface design, illustration, installation, intermedia, magazines, multi-screen, music, performance, photography, photo-montage, poetry, propaganda, radio, robotics, science, software, telecommunications, television, theatre, video, virtual reality, virtual worlds…

This is the context you need to become an informed practitioner in the arts and media industries. It’s a tool for self-learning.

Bob Cotton’s mediainspiratorium is a kind of record of my own learning over fifty years as an art student, a teacher, lecturer, freelancer, creative director, research-fellow and professor. We are all still learning, and Bob Cotton’s mediainspiratorium is a guide you can use for your own learning, discovering stuff that otherwise you might miss. Learning and design and content creation and innovation go together - they are part of the same process of observation, analysis, deduction, idea-development, product-development and creative progress. With over 50 years of discovering interesting and often inspirational stuff, maybe my Bob Cotton’s mediainspiratorium can help you discover the amazing art-design-computing-communications ecosystem. Bob Cotton’s mediainspiratorium is the back-story of modern 21st century media. Get better at what you do - this is the essential context you need to prosper in the creative industries in 2020 and beyond…


Bob Cotton
282.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© text @ Bob Cotton 2019


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