Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Intercollegiate Media Studies

Second Department

Computer Science

Reader 1

Mark Andrejevic

Reader 2

James Morrison

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The purpose of “The Digital Puppetmaster” is to provide a means of awareness and a suggestion of mindset for members of the digital age. The digital medium has come to define society and establish its existence as an increasingly omnipresent one. Fundamentally, the digital medium is a sandbox for creating worlds that transcend the limitations of real life. Given the unlimited potential of the digital medium, it becomes apparent that it is easy to show what people want to see and hide what they do not. I aim to bring to light and uncover the realities of the digital medium and how the larger powers that control it take advantage of society. Society at large perpetuates a dangerous mentality of blindly trusting technology and believing that it has their best intentions in mind. I make the case that the ones who control the digital world are the ones who created ground zero for this way of thinking.