Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Independent Film and Digital Imaging

First Advisor

Beth Parin, M.F.A.

Second Advisor

Sang Hoon Lee, M.F.A

Third Advisor

Daniel Nearing, M.F.A.


In today's world, photography takes on a whole different meaning that it did 20-30 years ago. Whereas terms such as photograph and graphic used to have separate meanings that classified them from one another, these and many similar terms have been melded together to represent the same thing... a computer image. Due to the jump in technology over the past 10 years alone, digital cameras went from flashy novelties to a strong industry standard in photography, and swift computer alteration of photographs and images began with a very small amount of people to practically everyone who has a computer today. The digital revolution is now upon us, basically leaving analogue film for the die-hard nostalgic artists that once believed that film could never be replaced by digital images, but as it seems today, this swap of digital over analogue has definitely become reality. With this digital takeover at our feet, there is a very real threat of the lines between reality and trickery being blurred, and a considerable amount of information that we all need to be aware of. The dangers of digital imaging are all around us, slowly escalating in potency, and what we see now in the world today is only the beginning. (Abstract created by OPUS staff from thesis)


Alternate title "Conflicting Views"