Live-action twitter

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I’ve recently discovered that live-tweeting is a skill that takes precision, preparation and wit to master. Throughout the past 5 weeks, as part of BCM325, I have live-tweeted five science fiction films. It has been a very telling experience. The experience of viewing films I had never seen before, and simultaneously analysing, critiquing and theorising about them was a truly unique experience that has allowed me to reflect upon my skill as a communicator and academic.

What I did effectively throughout the live tweets was engage in conversations, analyse the film to drive conversation (by using rhetoric questions) and actively retweet and like others’ posts, rather than repeat their ideas. As an avid film lover and former English literature student, I found that my greatest asset was analysing what was happening on the screen. This led to many interesting conversations with my peers, where we theorised about the present, past…

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