Master of Fine Arts
Independent Film and Digital Imaging
Beth Parin, M.F.A.
Sang Hoon Lee, M.F.A
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)
Laska, Russel, "The Dangers of Digital Imaging" (2011). All Student Theses. 27.