The idea of everything becoming geared towards technology and some of the potential dangers that can be found in this is a theme found in the story and in the use of technology in printmaking today. Printmaking is a medium bound to technological advancements so it makes sense that new technologies would have such a big impact on the process of printmaking. When working in a digital medium the potential loss of information is a real threat to the work. Smalley, as an artists that works with both physical and digital mediums, embraces technology but recognizes some of the dangers in working with digital media. In his collage work, he uses both elements of painting and printmaking. He is both a painter and a printmaker depending on how he wants to manipulate or create a particular image.