In BCM325 Future cultures – a variety of concepts and theories are taught about the future of technology and its impact on humanity. We explore the implications of our past actions in correlation with what’s to come. It builds upon our knowledge of the internet and pop culture by “examining the tensions between the representation and the realities of digital cultures”.
The screening of prominent films in combination with live tweeting has allowed us to gain a critical lens. These movies serve as a warning against the rise and uncontrolled nature that technology may harness ultimately proving to be harmful to humanity or disrupting / redefining the natural order.
The focus on engagement and interactions of our live tweets enabled me to not only multitask but consider the viewpoints of my fellow peers. It has allowed me to form discussions and navigate my way through my opinions with references and…
Throughout the course of BCM325, our class was expected to I participate in active discussion revolving around Futures Culture and its relation to several films in popular culture. I found the whole process different, new and exciting and you’re able to check out all of my live tweets here!
Engagement with peers Throughout this process I thought it was extremely valuable to interact with my peers in order to touch base on our content and ensure we are bouncing off of each other and learning. This helped me to join in the conversation and ensure everyone felt included as a team. I interacted with me peers through a mixture of liking tweets to show my support, commenting my opinions and retweeting. Tweets and interactions like the ones displayed below were extremely helpful as it made me think about ideas that I normally never would have before.
This semester the BCM325 cohort took on the challenge of commentating on individual pitches in order to provide helpful feedback and to reflect on our own personal work. Below are exhibits of my comments and what I learnt throughout the process.
Within my comment, I noted that I thoroughly enjoyed Pia’s presentation and her aims of exploring how fashions trends have been affected by shifts in global events. While I believed this topic was great, I thought that Pia could be really specific in engaging her audience by noting exact events that are currently affecting fashions trends with this website. I also suggested the growing knowledge surround fast fashion due to COVID and the increased use of social media.
On reflection of my comment, I believe I learnt a lot from Pia’s DA and her approach to ideation and the FIST method. I hadn’t…
My first thought instantly was I hope this is going to be a movie I enjoy. I am not really into sci-fi movies, however I put all doubts to the side and gave it a chance! The first movie we watched was Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. As this was my first time live tweeting, I was kind of nervous and was kind of lost when watching this film, especially in the beginning.
When watching the intro, and seeing everyone’s tweets come caving in – I retweeted Pia’s tweet about nostalgia and movies! Defs put me in the feels.
Melissa’s project focuses on the future of content in the marvel cinematic universe, addressing the current and future tv shows and movies. I took high interest in this post due to my familiarity with the MCU, to which I found an issue with her post, therefore I corrected her, Sony owns the rights to Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman therefore it is their choice whether he gets a third movie to not (Source I provided). I also recommended Mel to post her content on platforms such as TikTok as I thought that would fit right in. Maybe I was a bit too nit-picky with this comment…
If you found this tweet on the presumption that live streaming is a thing of the future, you are wrong, live-tweeting is the future. All jokes aside, live-tweeting is a concept that has come as such interest to me, spamming out tweets about a movie while a bunch of people are doing exactly the same thing. It definitely has its moments and is the cause for some great discussion, so here we are, ranking my top tweets of the live-tweeting sessions in the last 5 weeks.
(From Worst to Best)
Week 5: The Matrix
Week 5 was easily the worst week for Tweets, unfortunately. This one tweet here…
I learnt that feedback is not easy to give, especially when you’re too nice. However, over my previous times giving and receiving feedback, I realised that constructive feedback is the best feedback you can receive.
One thing I learnt was that a way to give feedback is to base it off the assessment criteria. In doing so, I was able to have a guide to pinpoint what they did wrong or right. I was then able to offer guidance or ideas backed up by sources that could offer valuable information towards the improvement of their DA. For example, the main things I looked out for based on the marking criteria was:
If they outlined the concept, methodology and utility clearly?
Did they provide a variety of background research?
As a soon(ish) to be communications and media graduate, live tweeting is a crucial skill to master and cultivate for use in the work force as a digital media expert. Apart from tweeting in one or two of Ted’s in-person BCM112 lectures in 2020 before lockdown started, I have relatively no live tweeting experience. However, that didn’t stop me creating a variety of content each week based on the films we’ve been watching in ‘Future Cultures’, and developing my future thinking.
I approached this task by conducting preliminary research and watching the film beforehand, generating some early notes and thoughts that I would later expand on by connecting them to subject materials, readings, and secondary research.
These past few weeks have been a very new and interesting experience. Live tweeting a movie is not an activity I have ever partaken in prior to BCM325 and it’s definitely brought up quite a few different emotions for me. In this critical self-reflection, I wanted to discuss pivotal moments I discovered during the process of live-tweeting and discuss what I’ve learned and what I believe I can continue to improve on.
My biggest concern that I’ve developed whilst participating in these live-tweeting events has been the quality of content that I’ve produced. As someone who extremely rarely watches anything to do with the theme of sci-fi, robots and technology takeovers, I have felt very out of place during this experience. This feeling has stopped me from feeling confident in my tweets and relating our weekly lecture content and readings to the films due to my lack of total understanding…
This week we were tasked with going over our fellow peers’ pitches and give out feedback.
Natalie is basing her digital artifact around Live Music, and analyzing the future of it. Her DA is really inspired, and her pitch video and blog were really well put together. The only bit of criticism was to put her timeline in a chart to help visualize it.
For my research I drew from my own knowledge within Live Music, and referenced an academic Journal explaining the phenomenon known as Hatsune Miku, a virtual idol that performs on real stages despite being completely computer generated. I feel this example, and article could help her frame her findings around the evolution of live music as it approaches it through the non-traditional route of non western music.
In terms of self reflection, I feel I should have explained more of the key concepts…