Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Lewis, Jude

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts


The purpose of this thesis is to support a series of works that represent different ideas on my life experiences through memory, attachment to social media use, and digital appearance. By showcasing these works together, viewers can experience the ways in which I choose to visualize how digital content alters our memories, as well as our own opinions of ourselves.The paper begins with a background of myself, detailing how I arrived at this project and why I am interested in the relationship between memory and social media. It then provides examples of previous work I created to inform the reader of the visual language I use in my work. After that, it begins to use citations of research articles providing truth to the claims that I want to make, and finally then describes the work in detail. This paper is designed to open the door for others to consider the idea of externalized memories, and how we are actively altering the way we remember events from our past. It highlights the complex relationship we have with the digital world, and shines a light on how we are, knowingly or not, rewiring our brains on how to remember things.


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