Digital TV (DTV)

By Maria Heikkilä — 

I watch quite a lot of tv so I chose it to my brief.

Digital tv is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by digital signals. It is said that this systems allows for example better picture quality and better sound.

Many countries around the world currently operate a simulcast service where a broadcast is made available to viewers in both analog and digital at the same time but Finland moved from analog tv-broadcasting into a digital 31.8.2007 and stopped analog broadcasting at once. Finns had to buy digital transmitters or a digi-tv. The change didn't happen in harmony, especially older people and people who lived in hinterland protested. What's the big fuss?

In the end of the year 2007 there was a rebellion spirit in Finns and thousands of tv-viewers cancelled their tv-licence and YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company was in an economical crisis.

After the change some of the worst nightmares in hinterlands became true; the quality of the picture was a catastrophe. Pixellated picture, texts didn't follow the speech, substandard sound etc. There are also troubles in urban areas.

My brief is to study this even comical area and to design a critical or neutral poster on the topic using Nodebox in creating random noise and disorder. The poster might handle interaction between the TV-watcher and the DTV, is the interaction with TV still primitive, consisting switching the TV on/off, adjusting volume and contrast and channel surfing?

The final image might be kind of infographics; forexample a map of networks (like Mindmap) or the poster might consist of distorted images, depending of my point of view. Or both?