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Please send the completed 10 questions to: the Digital Picture, AHDS Visual Arts, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS.

Thank you for taking part in the Digital Picture.

Question 1 of 10 - Increase in digital images

Digital images are on the increase in arts education. What overall impact does this increase have on you?

It improves things for me in the learning and teaching environment
Agree Disagree
I worry about the loss of traditional products, skills or knowledge
Agree Disagree
It helps me to be more computer literate
Agree Disagree
It has no impact on me
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Untitled (typewriter covered with beads), 2003, Brigitte Williams. Rights: Brigitte Williams.
 
 

Question 2 of 10 - Fit for the purpose

Digital images can be used in a number of ways, but are they better at some things than they are at others?

They are excellent for illustrating talks and lectures
Agree Disagree
They are only good for web or intranet pages
Agree Disagree
They are never good enough quality for studying closely or printing out
Agree Disagree
They are useful for creating new artwork
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
A photographic negative of a toy revolver and ray gun by J & L Randall Ltd., 1957. Rights: Design Council and the Design History Research Centre, University of Brighton.
 
 

Question 3 of 10 - Effect on traditional education

What effect do digital images have on more traditional aspects of art education?

Using images on-screen reduces face-to-face contact with other arts people
Agree Disagree
Access to many digital images is better than just visits to galleries
Agree Disagree
We must not lose traditional media and approaches
Agree Disagree
Arts education is much improved by digital images
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Sunflowers, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) National Gallery, London, UK. Bridgeman Art Library.
 
 

Question 4 of 10 - Finding digital images

If you wanted a particular image in digital format, what would be the ideal way to obtain it?

I would like my institute to provide all the images that I need
Agree Disagree
There should be an online 'one-stop-shop' for arts images
Agree Disagree
Browsing via internet search engines is the best way
Agree Disagree
I would like to have the resources to scan it in or create it myself
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Digital image created by AHDS Visual Arts.
 
 

Question 5 of 10 - Technological resources

The successful use of digital images depends on technology. What issues does this raise?

The benefits of new technologies will far outweigh any problems
Agree Disagree
I have no confidence in the reliability of technology
Agree Disagree
Our institute is fully kitted out with the latest technology
Agree Disagree
I cannot get the tools I need
Agree Disagree
New technology costs too much
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Digital image created by AHDS Visual Arts.
 

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Question 6 of 10 - Usefulness

Are there particular aspects of digital images that improve or reduce their usefulness?

I need to know they come from a reliable source
Agree Disagree
Things like colour, contrast and clarity are unimportant
Agree Disagree
Browsing and searching for images should be easy for all users
Agree Disagree
Added information or metadata is not essential to my work
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
’2903’ and ‘2904’ computer systems, circa 1976. Manufacturer: International Computers Ltd., Consultant Industrial Designer: London & Upjohn (Firm). Rights: The Design Council/The Manchester Metropolitan University.
 
 

Question 7 of 10 - Ownership

Digital images can be shared and re-used very easily. Should we worry about ownership?

I don't want other people to make money from using my image
Agree Disagree
Most images on the web are free for anyone to use
Agree Disagree
Using any image for educational purposes should not be illegal
Agree Disagree
My institute should take care of legal issues relating to digital images
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Digital image created by AHDS Visual Arts.
 
 

Question 8 of 10 - Support in using digital images

What considerations need to be made to help you get the most out of digital images in art education?

I feel that I can always turn to an expert when I need advice or support
Agree Disagree
More money should be made available for digital images
Agree Disagree
My institute's procedures for digital issues are clear and easy to understand
Agree Disagree
I cannot get the training I need
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Digital image created by AHDS Visual Arts.
 
 

Question 9 of 10 - Digital images in research

Digital images have a role in research, but are there issues surrounding their use in this area?

They offer great opportunities for practice-based research
Agree Disagree
Existing online image resources are not sufficient for my research
Agree Disagree
Digital images are an essential part of publishing research online
Agree Disagree
We need more research relating to digital images
Agree Disagree

Further comments on this issue:
Avtoportret by Martiros Sergeevich Sar’ian (1880-1972) Rights: Russian Visual Arts Project, Universities of Sheffield & Exeter.
 
 

Question 10 of 10 How important?

10. Of the nine subjects outlined in the previous questions, which are the most important for you?

 
1. Increase in digital images
2. Fit for the purpose
3. Effect on traditional education
4. Finding digital images
5. Technological resources
6. Usefulness
7. Ownership
8. Support in using digital images
9. Digital images in research


Further comments on this issue:
Digital image created by AHDS Visual Arts.
 
 

 

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Question 1: Untitled (typewriter covered with beads), 2003, Brigitte Williams. Rights: Brigitte Williams.

Question2: A photographic negative of a toy revolver and ray gun by J & L Randall Ltd., 1957. Rights: Design Council and the Design History Research Centre, University of Brighton.

Question 3: Sunflowers, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) National Gallery, London, UK. Bridgeman Art Library.

Question 6: ’2903’ and ‘2904’ computer systems, circa 1976. Manufacturer: International Computers Ltd., Consultant Industrial Designer: London & Upjohn (Firm). Rights: The Design Council/The Manchester Metropolitan University.

Question 9: Avtoportret by Martiros Sergeevich Sar’ian (1880-1972) Rights: Russian Visual Arts Project, Universities of Sheffield & Exeter.

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