Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

MFA - Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts

First Advisor

Oliver Wasow

Second Advisor

Ben Sloat

Third Advisor

Stuart Steck


This paper proposes that digital media has changed the way art is viewed and experienced. This investigation into technology unpacks the effect that technology has on our society. Through the process of photography and digital media, the exploration of social interactions with technology is observed. The observation that is highlighted in this artwork is multilayered, which includes the digital rituals and the acceptance of new digital social norms. In addition, an argument is made that due to this change in social acceptance to the new digital world, there seems to be a disconnect between those who are engrossed in the digital media world and those who are not.




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