Image Manipulation: From its history to its effects on society

Images play a major role in our lives. We are bombarded with advertisements on a daily basis as we ride the subway, read a magazine, watch TV and surf the internet. While it is a well-known fact that almost all digital images have been photoshopped before being published, their distortion still creates an unrealistic ideal standard. For our final project we began by mapping the history of image manipulation and its many uses, both positive and negative. We have investigated the negative effects image manipulation can have on today’s youth, and also presented a few pro-active campaigns, aimed to increase positive self-image. 

Group: Shelley Haines & James Burns

Audience: Students in Toronto who are in the last few years of high school. They are accustomed to using social media, but they do not know how to get the most out of it, nor do they know about many of the challenges or security issues that we have learned about in class.

Our final project: http://www.pinterest.com/eid1002014/image-manipulation/

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