Okay, forget everything that Kayne and Trump had taught us all, tweeting is hard! There have been many things that the Future Culture class has taught me, but one of the main things is, I am not a good multitasker. Every week in class, we would watch a cyber culture film and live-tweet throughout, utilising the hashtag #BCM325 to nurture the growing online community. If I am going to be completely honest, I spent way too much time thinking about what my fingers were typing, that I would finally look up at the screen and the credits were rolling. I actually found it a little bit stressful, I think it was the idea of having to be fast paced, not been given the time to really analysis it or put my thoughts into the overall plot. Nevertheless, I did it, and I had a lot of fun, Thursdays quickly became my favourite…
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Video two delves more into the theory behind current social medias, and what makes them successful for artists and what makes them undesirable for artists.
Before I go, HitRecord is an incredible movement, that is definitely worth checking out for a little artistic inspiration. And just in case you weren’t sold on the idea of how the guidelines of social media affects artists, feel free to click on over to Rupi Kaur’s page to find the series that Instagram deemed too inappropriate for their site.
Foley, A 2010, ‘Using Social Media to your Advantage’, Canadian Musician, vol. 32, no. 3, p. 42.
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With social media being one of the forefronts of today’s society, it is understandable that it does come under some fire. Now, social media undoubtably has some good qualities, inflicting a sense of community, a sense of knowledge and a strong sense of connection. However, for my BCM325 Digital Artefact I have decided to focus on, what feels to me, the overwhelming negatives, such as the unproductive nature that it can encourage. I have decided to tackle this issue by designing a platform that avoids these issues, and in such speaks of this social culture we are creating.
As I delve into further research, I will look into the cyberculture surrounding online communities and how viable it is to base communication off connection.
Sesis. 2017. Social Media Report 2017. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.sensis.com.au/asset/PDFdirectory/Sensis-Social-Media-Report-2017.pdf. [Accessed 12 March 2018].
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"Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data." Neuromancer (@GreatDismal) .