Our society is media dependent. Photography and videography are all around us with myriad uses in business, education, science and art. We are hooked on sounds and images, both still and moving.
We are infatuated with many spinoffs from digital still photography and digital videos — animation, machinima, fandom, cyberculture, feminist films, visual ethnography and a wide variety of other offshoots.
In fact, electronic moving images have been one of the great innovations of the past 75 years.