Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Digital Media

First Advisor

Shona Kitchen

Second Advisor

Maralie Armstrong-Rial

Third Advisor

Shana Moulton


This thesis deals with the impact of digital life on individuals by examining how real things become virtual bodies of information. Throughout this text, I weave key theoretical and literary references between my own thoughts and experiences which led to the work that appears in this book. I find it useful to attend to the spaces in between entities, theories, and technolo- gies. In these undefined spaces lies the spiritual dimension of media, the everyday magic that makes digital life possible. These ‘in-betweens’ are the site of transcendence granted by technology. In my practice, I’ve learned that things have a certain resistance to being captured, so the transcen- dence we gain is incomplete and muddled by corruption, distortion, and loss. I conclude with the suggestion of a new term to refer to the separate entity of data that constitutes a fractured and fragmented digital double. This cyberflesh is an evolving, vulnerable being, captured by media and contained within the global infrastructure of technology.


View exhibition online: Jordan Metz, The Me I've Made For You



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