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What is Digital Media Anyway?

Author: Bill Fischer
professor of Digital Media, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Images: Student of Kendall's Digital Media program: Ashlee Varekois, Gabby Aleman-Gordon, Angie Hauch, Angela Tidball, Roz Heidtke, Travis Martin

 What is Digital Media Anyway? 

Digital Media, ten years ago, was a term that felt new and shiny. Something that spoke to the future. Well, the future is now and the term has lost a little bit of its 'newness'. The media world is smack in the middle of a massive transition from traditional delivery systems like printed paper, broadcast television, postal delivery and airwave radio to new systems like game boxes, web browsers, phones and tablets. Illustration and Graphic Design production processes have already transitioned to all (or mostly) digital workflows. And, once media hits the digital fat pipe, it's easy to make it animated, noisy and interactive. Things most traditional media doesn't do very well. All this …