When photography emerged, capturing a moment in exact detail and truth was possible. Technology continued to develop and the ability to manipulate these pictures was also possible. As the article “Digital Technologies as a Tool” states, people are able to make a hyperreal/alternative form of reality through manipulating images for various reasons. It has been used to “prove” the existence of ghosts, remove important political figures from events, and more and often it can be done in a way that the manipulation is unnoticeable. Because it is a picture people tend to accept what they see as truth when in reality it may very well not be. This can be used in both a positive or negative way.
Digital art is more than just manipulating photographs or videos. It also uses technology to collect data to make abstract works of art. A project mentioned in the article was created by tracking eye movement while reading the newspaper which resulted in an interesting but apparent pattern in how eyesight naturally flows from one thing to another. Another artist creates an abstract piece and then allows a computer virus to alter the work creating a very unique work of art. Digital imaging has allowed the field of art to expand in way that could never have been accomplished by hand.