Interactive media provides new and exciting frontiers for artistic exploration, expression
and communication. Images, both moving and static, text and audio can be brought together
to provide an experience that is different from any other medium. The quality that
distinguishes 'digital' publishing from traditional linear forms is 'interactivity'.
Program content need no longer be constrained. An individual can now be an active
participant in a program in ways that determine and alter the course of events.
Interactive media has many practical applications including educational and self-paced
learning projects on a CD, installations such as displays and information kiosks,
the design of web sites, computer games and simulations, through to interactive art
and DVD development.