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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Communication Arts & Design

First Advisor

Rob Carter


New media's emerging influence on society and the design profession is profound. Currently unrealized, the intersection of graphic design history and digital media is an area worthy of further examination. For graphic designers trained in the design of fixed content for traditional media, new media's challenge—to develop open-ended systems that adapt to dynamic content, customization, and multiple authorship—can be unsettling. But the potential benefits of this exploration are many. The ability to synthesize video, sound, static imagery, and textual information to present interactive content that adapts to the contemporary history of graphic design student's multi-modal and mobile lifestyle will provide a significant advantage.


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Date of Submission

June 2008