Material and digital transformations involves engaging the physical materials involved in the digital work. The two processes of the physical and the digital work intertwine and transform to develop a work, which usually involves and combines traditional aspects with modern digital skills.
An example of this transformation process is demonstrated in the linked Prezi – Claymation. This Claymation video depicts digital animation, but when you analyze the work, the physicality behind is revealed. The creators must move and physically alter the clay for each frame; this process is slow and time consuming, but very entertaining when watching the final digital work.
Similarly ‘Digitalisation’ can be defined as “old wisdom combined with new skills”, or as I interpret this as, transforming tradition, or the old keeping up with the new. An example of digitalization could be the newly released ‘Apple Watch’, which combines the traditional components of a watch with the modern components of a phone. It is the combination of both.
These processes of transformation are discussed in the linked Prezi.