As a Master of Fine Arts candidate with an undergraduate background, and strong interest in the graphic design field, I decided to investigate the interactive communications between humans and computers. This field of interest was developed by my fascination in human to computer relationships. The processing of information has always intrigued me. In researching this area I have begun to realize how limited the documentation is concerning this field of study. This especially applies to any forms of visual expression. My proposed thesis statement: "Communication between the digital world and human existence" initiated a focus to translate the underlying form of binary communication into two and three-dimensional visual expressions. Through research I explored the binary code process and how it could be interpreted as visual works of art, symbolically represented. I was granted a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2000 at Rochester Institute of Technology; my field of study was graphic design. Graphic design provided a solid understanding of the development and intercommunication of computers. I was encouraged by faculty and peers to pursue an in-depth investigation of digital communications and to symbolically translate my interpretations into art. As a result of this relatively new influence of the computer, through symbolically represented visual artwork, a majority of my research was done via the internet. Through my research and experimentation I feel that I have accomplished the goals that I have set for myself as well as opened the doors to many future possibilities in this expressive field of communication.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Human-computer interaction--Pictorial works

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Media Sciences (CIAS)


Bruce Sodervick

Advisor/Committee Member

Luvon Sheppard

Advisor/Committee Member

Zerbe Sodervick


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NB1270.G4 M48 2004


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