DA: Devin Winnie

For my digital artifact, I will be using my nature Instagram to look at the effects that global warming has on the environment. With an increase of over 1 centigrade in both the oceans and atmosphere entire biospheres have been devastated. Coral reefs are being killed off from heat exhaustion and polar bears only natural habitat is melting. The earth is on a current trajectory of being intolerably hot for human life by 2045 due to an increase of C02 emissions warming the planet. However, it is not too late. If an effort is made by all nations of the world to suppress emissions climate destabilisation can be slowed.

Critical analysis of live tweets

 

Critical analysis of live tweets

 

https://twitter.com/Ijumaa_is

I have enjoyed engaging with the BCM325 hashtag and having conversations that get me to think about the future and the current implications of technology. Following are some of those interactions and Tweets that most resonated with my fellow BCM325 classmates. It only seems logical to start with Metropolis!

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This Tweet was one of my more intelligent ones. I feel a little sense of achievement when I get re-tweeted, it is a sure way of knowing if something you said truly resonated with someone or impressed them. To me this was an interesting way to perceive the scene, I think in this example I engaged with the movie thoughtfully and intellectually.

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Unfortunately, my comment did not develop into a conversation. Travis made an interesting point which stood out to me, because at the time I was in that realm of thought. I wanted to add some relate some real-world knowledge to his literal statement about what was occurring in the movie, adding another layer.

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Over the few movies we have watched there are several comedic moments. The trajectory of my tweets in every viewing starts off serious and then at some point will branch off into a sort of unrelated conversation that stems from something about the movie. I think it’s nice to engage with people in a more light-hearted manner sometimes, you don’t always have to get deep and dark and philosophical.

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I am very proud of this Tweet, there were few moments in the movie where I had a perception that was this deep. I really appreciated the two re-tweets as it made me feel validation in what I was saying, the feeling that some understood. Again, I believe this was a moment of true engagement with the movie and the minds of others.

https://twitter.com/Ijumaa_is/status/1103421503314354177

I have provided a link for this tweet as the thread is too big to screenshot. It is another light-hearted post making a meme of a scene. I enjoyed the comment section on this tweet because it got a few humorous contributions and a large amount of like (well from what I am used to anyway). I noticed through experimenting with styles of tweets that humour is a great way to encourage engagement with what you have said, I can only hope to learn how to craft punchy tweets, could it be an artistic endeavour?

Moving on we arrive at 2001: A Space Odyssey

https://twitter.com/FAMOUSGEORGIE_/status/1105953430344851456

This is another example of a conversation that branched off from the topic of the film but stemmed from it. I still think that it was a good engagement, Georgie related her post to food and we related based on how hungry we were.

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Another post that was re-tweeted! I was glad to see how many people liked the score!

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Westworld.

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This Tweet stuck out to me because it was a smart perspective that invited engagement with a question. So, I decided to flesh out his perspective.

Blade Runner:

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Simply to show my engagement. Humorous.

 

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Another retweet, this was a great point and I respected it.

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https://twitter.com/ItsJoshCrawley/status/1111018532752375814

Overall, I think I have engaged to the best of my current abilities, however, I hope to improve!

Ghost In The Shell:

A cool conversation spawned from this tweet. We discussed programming in the context of human lives and to what extent are we programmed.

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I retweeted Chris’ post because I resonated with Motoko’s refusal to be defined by her shell. It got me thinking about how as humans we are also defined by our shell, and the need/want to transcend our ridgid definitions is a very human problem, yet we were seeing this in a cyborg, very interesting.

 

The Phoenix that is Civilization

The Fate of Empires: The Search for Survival is a paper written by Sir John Glubb back in 1977 and is his own introspective look at the way in which history seems to be teaching us the same lesson.

Over and over again, empires rise and grow only to decay some 250 years later, like the changing of the seasons, or like the mythical phoenix.

What I hope to accomplish over these next couple of weeks is to teach a little history in order to show how predictable this cycle has become as we have grown into the most dominant species of the world.

Link to Proposal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8jwW8EM1Xs

 

 

BCM325 First Assignment – Digital Artefact Project Pitch

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This semester I have taken on BCM325 and for the first assignment of this subject, we are to record a 2 minute pitch for our digital artifact. I have chosen to carry on from a previous project started from other BCM subjects. It is an Instagram page named ‘@qantasdaily’ and was designed to share content related to everything Qantas and aviation at Sydney Airport. I wish to adapt this page into what is required, by beginning to talk about the future endeavors and operations undertaken by Qantas.

Below is an image of the set up of the Instagram Page. Click the link or the image below to access @qantasdaily.

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BCM325 Pitch Connor Lennon

The idea of creating a Digital artefact that would impact the future in 5, 10, 25 or 50 years is incredibly broad and difficult to pinpoint however utilising my knowledge of the surfing culture along with an invested interest in the sport this project is fitting for me personally. The project will utilise the podcast method, a simple method that will be conducted weekly. Each week discussing a new topic that impacts the surfing world. Delivering facts and opinions that you may not know. Podcasts will be posted on the blog and will include further imagery emphasising points raised within the podcast.

 

BCM325 Project pitch

Hey guys! my name is Koranith Rusakul or you can call me Copter. My digital artifact is going to be on the YouTube platform as I’m doing a video about how cars have been changed during time. The background research on my project is base on my interested in cars. I have seen them changing in terms of technology and driving experience during the decade and it’s fascinating how technology has gone. From big engine supercars to electric. I hope the YouTube channel is being useful for other car guys like myself.

Here is my YouTube Channel

BCM325 Digital Artefact Pitch – UOW Digital Media Society

Alex Mastronardi

The digital artefact that I will be completing for BCM325 is a project ongoing from last semester, The UOW Digital Media Society (DMS). I will be completing this project with fellow BCM325 students Callum Harvey and Kelsea Latham. The remaining executive team Meggen Pigram, Sunny Commandeur and Verity Morley will also be working alongside us.

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BCM325 PITCH

VAISAKI

Access my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8HAdMJ5LkE&feature=youtu.be

For my digital artefact I would like to talk about the past, present and future of AI. There is so much that artificial intelligence is being used for and so much more potential that it is hard to picture our future without it — especially when it comes to business. Artificial intelligence will be and is becoming a commonplace in every aspect of life so I would like to talk about topics such as future of self-driving cars, more accurate weather predictions, or earlier health diagnosis’, just to name a few. I will do this with a podcast, supporting it with images, videos and blogging to convey my progress and findings. Background research will include academic articles along with news and media sources. For my methodology I will be mapping down the keys innovations and the impact these will have on our society.

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D.A. Pitch

Oh my blog

 

Before enrolling into Future Cultures I had absolutely no idea what a digital artefact was, I’m still not entirely sure I completely understand it but I’ll give this pitch a red hot go anyways! In BCM325 we are encouraged to think about the future, what does it look like in 2 years? 10 years? 100 years? This seemed like a good starting place for my project. I have my own ideas of what my future looks like and ideas for how I will get there, but I want to know what other people- people who have the ability to create the future, are doing. What are the goals for researchers in medicine? What is the future of agriculture? What will advances in technology like artificial intelligence mean for humans in a future world? These are the things I will explore by creating 3 short videos, interviewing people who are not…

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[BCM 325] Novums Pitch! Ta DA!

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Heyya! *Waves with hand open like Dr. Spock*

Ever since I attended the first BCM 325 Seminar of the Autumn session, the concept of a ‘novum’ has intrigued me. Not suprisingly, a search through instagram reveals that there is indeed a large audience who also enjoy exploring various elements within the sci-fi and speculative genre as indicated by the presence of over 450 unique accounts dedicated to the category.

And thus, my Digital Artefact was born; an instagram exploring novums of the past, present and future, a page that fills a specific niche and caters for speculative-science enthusiasts, future conceptualisers and people relatively new to the scene like myself.

Below is a video where I further pitch my Digital Artefact idea:

I look forward to further immersing myself in this exciting area of investigation and learning to better appreciate and conceptualise history, the future of society in the next 5…

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