All posts by Alana Smith

Alana Smith. Studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies and a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

BCM325 – Live Tweet Summary 1

Alana Smith

For the first 5 weeks of BCM325 we had to live tweet our experience of the films Metropolis (1927), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Westworld (1978), Blade Runner (1982), and Ghost In The Shell (1995). It definitely was an interesting practice to undertake as it involves not only paying attention to the actual movie but also posting relevant and engaging tweets under the #BCM325 hashtag. 

Week 1: Metropolis (1927)

Being a silent film, Metropolis was quite a challenging film to begin live tweeting. This week my tweets definitely focused more on interesting facts about the film which although some were rather successful, I definitely could have put more time into researching my tweets to make them more critically engaging and interesting. 

Week 2: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey was definitely a more engaging film for me personally. It posed a lot of deep questions that forced…

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BCM325 – Pitch Commentary Reflection

Alana Smith

BCM325 requires us to provide constructive feedback to our peers in order to not only help them with their digital artefacts but also to help ourselves reflect on how we give commentary and feedback.

It is always so interesting to see what others are doing for their digital artefacts and based on what I have seen from the three peers that I have given feedback to and from looking at the BCM325 Future Cultures Blog there are certainly some fascinating DA ideas this semester.

I aimed to give constructive feedback that linked to the BCM325 subject material as well as pointing to further research that could be helpful to each of their DA’s. 

Comment 1: 


Serena is focusing her DA on the future of the beauty industry. My feedback for her pitch focused mainly on providing research points for her to look into and also in pointing her towards…

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The Future of Art – BCM325 Pitch

Alana Smith

Inspired by the recent $70 million dollar sale of Beeple’s Non-Fungible Token (NFT) digital art piece, I decided to pursue the future of art for my DA. I will be exploring through a 3- part blog series how blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens are altering the future of art as we know it and what this means in regard to what constitutes art, how art is sold and how art is “owned” over the course of the next 5-10 years. 

Beeple, Everydays – The First 5000 Days, 2021.

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Chevet, S. 2018, Blockchain Technology and Non-Fungible Tokens: Reshaping Value Chains in Creative Industries, online article.

Leech, O. 2021, What are NFTs and How Do They Work?, Coin Desk, online article.

Narayanan, A. et al., 2016, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction, Princeton University Press.

Pires, S. 2021, Crypto Art: How Artists Are Selling Their Work…

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