Live-tweeting is an integral part of communications and media. It encourages me to engage thoroughly, think deeply, and share knowledge between my fellow students. This semester in BCM325, we’ve been tasked with live-tweeting a variety of movie screenings throughout history that tackle ‘future cultures’ in some form, and in doing so develop a deeper understanding of their themes and cultural significance.
I have never had trouble with tweeting, as four years of digital media at UOW has given me plenty of time to practice. However, it wasn’t nearly as easy to intertwine relevant content with the speed of live-tweeting, even with my experience. Our first week’s viewing was Metropolis (1927) and it proved that I was having trouble resonating with other students, as on the whole, my original tweets were not as successful as my retweets.
Sometimes I found myself focusing on elements of the films that were…
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