BCM325 A1.2 Devin Winnie

I believe that my comment improved during the Beta presentations and provided more in-depth feedback to help develop the DAs. I tried to find outside research for everyone, I was only able to get it for two of the three pitches that I reviewed. I think that I could have improved my feedback if I had gone back and watched the original pitch to have a more thorough understanding of the project.



Glossy project

The evolution of your DA from blog posts to a website is a good idea. Since you are addressing the future of the magazine industry it will be interesting to observe it from where you believe the future of zine culture is. I think zeroing in on what aspects of the magazine industry you want to focus on will help you figure out how to address the issue of near vs longterm per the subject outline. I think looking at what has caused magazine to fail vs the magazine that have succeeded would be an interesting comparison.

I think it could be interesting to look at various digital forums, such as snapchat and how they have been replacing written words with videos under magazine publishers <https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/snapchat_discover_publishers.php>

Diversity, communication, and culture

This sounds like it will be a great thing for the society, and seems like you’ve created a fair bit of graphics to upgrade the page. I think would be interesting to add a blog post or two discussing what you have done and how it will benefit the society in the future even after you have graduated. You mentioned looking into the history of clubs and societies and I think that using that research and outlining how it will help you to create a future for DMS would be an interesting read. I had a hard time finding any journal articles from a quick google search so it may take some digging to find beneficial articles studying the longevity of university clubs and societies.

Overall I think your DA will be great for DMS.

3d Prnited corals:https://amandataitwordpresscom.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/am-i-doing-beta-than-my-pitch-bcm325-coral-reef-follow-up/comment-page-1/#comment-156

It’s unfortunate that you were limited to the type of coral you could print, but I am interested to see your blog posts on 3D printing for coral restorations. You seem to have a good amount of research into this topic. I personally do not know much about 3D printing, but I do think the issues of coral reefs is incredibly timely.

I think the hardest part of your DA will be getting four more prints done in time, as you mentioned that 3D printing to completion can be tricky. I think including videos of your 3D prints in your blogs would be a fun way to give your readers a visual of what you are talking about.

I think it would be interesting you to look at how 3D printing is evolving, and if there is any new technology being developed in that realm that could make printing on a large scale more reliable, as well as addressing the issue of human destruction on the ocean. Will printed coral reefs solve the problems that climate change is causing in the ocean? <https://theconversation.com/3d-printing-coral-reefs-can-create-new-habitat-but-it-doesnt-tackle-human-destruction-103927>

Looking forward to seeing your final DA.

The Good, The Bad and The Beta

To be honest, I really feel that the Digital Artifacts are amazing to look into and see how they have evolved over the past couple of weeks in order to accommodate to the audiences and subjects that they have chosen to cover.

To start with, I had Nicole Gentle’s Our Future in Stories, which I feel is a pretty neat way to get the future ideas and issues across to her readers. The way she describes these ideas through the narrative of her blogs and the great use of metaphors. The only issue I had was with the possibility of narrowing down her focus to just western ideals. I feel that there are many pressing future issues that could be found outside of the west (like China with their surveillance for example) and pointed it out as a possible future story. But apart from that I feel that this will definitely be an enjoyable read for as long as it goes on.

The second beta I covered was Johnathan Pico’s and the whole idea of logos and how their designs change over time. I feel that this is an awesome idea, since the logo is one of the most important parts of a company (even though it’s the smallest aspect of it). It would be a good way to see how companies change their logos depending on the time and the audience that they are aiming their product at. I felt that maybe a little insight into past logos would be helpful, as a sort of launching point in order to better see this change over time. I also raised the elephant in the room with the old Golden Arches, especially now they act as mini embassies in Austria (a testament to the power of logos i guess).

Finally I got to cover another digital artifact from last time with Connor Lennon’s ‘Don’t Get Me Started on Sliced Bread’ (love the name). I feel that this project has come along really well since I reviewed it last with the pitch. He has definitely covered all that was recommended from the reviews, with a great covering of VR in his podcasts. I am still very much interested in how surfing culture has evolved and adapted to the trends in media and technology. Personally I wanted to know if they are still trying to do it with film still (like they did with Point Break and Surf’s Up) and if there was any movies coming up that would be promoting his culture or affecting it through inspiration (as movies tend to do sometimes).

All in all, it was a good series of projects and I can honestly say that they are all coming together well. It was especially satisfying to see Connor’s project come along since I’ve reviewed it since its inception. I am most certainly looking forward to the final products being released at the end of this coming week.

Commenting On My Comments – Deux


Catching you up from my last commenting reflection post, I was assigned another three digital artefacts to relay my renowned wisdom and feedback unto and theirs unto me. Each project was fairly clear as now they were in the Beta stage and thus more developed than the pitches. This means that for each comment I made I outline the traits of the project I found interesting and if there were any topics or information that related to their project they might find useful.

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Felicia’s project explored the the future of A.I.  in journalism through interviews and gaining opinions on the subject. In this comment, I thought it might be helpful to investigate the ethical concerns of A.I. in journalism. I gave a link to an ethical checklist for robot journalism discussing… and a link to a paper that discusses the ethics behind the person creating the algorithms for automated…

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The Live Tweeting Experience – Deux


For the remainder of the semester, I have continued to interact with the futuristic and cyberpunk films that we have viewed in class via #bcm325. I’ve taken on board the feedback I received from the last post I made and attempted to interact more with my classmates and provide more informative discussion. I still am not a huge fan of this genre, however I have tried to increase engagement through more academic sources and opinions rather than memes like my last attempt of live tweets.

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