The emergence of digital technology has heavily affected the way we live our lives. It has even impacted the way certain industries function. For instance, Apple’s introduction of the iPod rendered CDs obsolete and paved way for the digital music market. The invention of e-book readers such as the Kindle made it possible for authors without a budget to self-publish their work.

With the proliferation of the Internet and smartphones, tools and platforms are constantly dished out by software and app developers for users to unleash their creativity on. The end result? A breathtaking collection of artwork that combines both traditional and digital mediums.

Take for example, cinemagraphs, which combines still photographs and videos.

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Sure beats all the food photos that your friends are posting on social media eh?

To create cinemagraphs, you will need to know how to manipulate images and videos using layering, frame animation and masking techniques on editing programmes such as Final Cut or Photoshop. Sounds too complicated? Here are some apps that does the same in a shorter period of time! See what I mean about software and app developers constantly providing such creative tools? To view more cinemagraphs, click here.

Speaking of creative platforms, Instagram recently rolled out a video feature that allows users to upload clips that are up to 15s. This feature is similar to Vine, another video sharing application that allows users to post 6s clips. Looking at the videos below, it is hard to believe that it only took a smartphone and some creativity to produce them.

To view more videos, click here.

 But that is not all! Your device’s display screen might be two-dimensional, but you can see certain artworks come to life in 3D when it is integrated with digital technology.

For instance, it can be as simple as changing your visual perception.

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Or something snazzier, such as an augmented reality greeting card.

Do you know of any other artworks that is integrated with digital technology? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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