Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Digital Media

First Advisor

Nora N. Khan

Second Advisor

Shawn Greenlee

Third Advisor

Shona Kitchen


A grid is a type of framework applied to an area in order to articulate information through coordinates and units. Nowadays, the world we experience has become overwhelmed by digital displays. How can we perceive the different form of reality when both experience and our perspective are shaped by digital representation? What if our life continues in virtual topography where I can see my GPS location, or in a rectangular camera frame instead of on the spherical earth? I walk with my feet touching the ground and I see the landscape around me, but still, now, I navigate myself in Google Maps to arrive at a destination. This mismatched experience of physicality and virtuality gives rise to a moment I have come to focus on: a break in perception.



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