Digigraph

Digigraph amalgamates two words digital and photograph.

Dig·it·al
Of, relating to, resembling or possessing a digit or digits
Performed with the fingers
Representing data as a series of numerical values
Displaying information as numbers rather than by a pointer moving over a dial: a digital voltmeter
Electronics responding to discrete values of input voltage and producing discrete output voltage levels, as in a logic circuit: digital circuit

Pho·to·graph
An image, especially a positive print, recorded by a camera and reproduced on a photosensitive surface.

At its simplest a digigraph is a digital photograph. I distinguish these images from traditional photography because while they share a vast array of similarities, the digigraph lacks the direct photochemical relationship that binds its analogue parent to reality. The digigraph is an infinitely malleable image, unique in its ability to be shaped and have the subsequent vision distributed instantly.

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