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UOW - Comms and Media degree

The Future of Space Travel – Digital Artefact #BCM325

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For this semester’s Digital Artifact I turned my attention to the future of space travel. I have always had a fascination and interest in space travel, I was heavily inspired to do this DA from movies like Interstellar, The Martian and even video game campaigns like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which is situated in space. Additionally, I have a large interest in Elon Musk and what he is doing with his company Space X. So the choice was clear for me in terms of what I wanted to research and dive into for the DA.

For my initial research, I rewatched these movies and I was also in the midst of playing the campaign for Call of Duty when I decided to narrow the focus of my DA to “the future of space travel” and more specifically which when it will become commercially available and what the general community…

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Live Tweeting Engagement #BCM325

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This blog will highlight and showcase some of my most notable tweets that have received high engagement, from weeks 6 -12.

All Tweets can be found at my twitter handle: @NickChildsUOW


The film we watched in week 6 was one of my favorites to date, it was the 1995 original anime movie Ghost in the Shell. Below are a few tweets that got some good engagement, being a personal fan of anime I was able to detect and pick up on things perhaps better than some of my peers who are maybe not so used to the visual style, I also engaged with the lecture content to make my tweets more relevant.

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The week 7 film was the all-time classic blockbuster, the matrix. Released in 1999 (the year I was born) The film gives a unique take on reality and the world we live in. It…

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BETA Comments #BCM325

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This is my BCM325 BETA comments blog where I will provide some feedback and some helpful information and insight into three of my peers, to assist them in their individual Digital Artefacts. 

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Jack started his DA off wanting to talk about the future of CGI in films, but upon further consideration and assessing his audience and engagement levels he decided to scrap the idea and focus on the future of microtransactions, which I think is a much better direction to take his DA in since he has done a previous assignment about out as well as quite a personal passion in the gaming industry. The link I provided jack I believe will be a good guide to where the microtransaction industry is heading and whats the future of the business model. Being so prevalent in games today I don’t think they…

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Future of Space Travel – BETA #BCM325

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For my BETA for BCM325, I have managed to utilise the feedback I was given on my first initial blog post and have managed to receive a large amount of engagement on Reddit, by asking a series of question each week to different subreddits in order to keep consistency and get public community feedback and engagement.

Here is the link to my reddit page to view all posts and engagment.

This is my BETA video highlighting my DA progress.

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Live Tweeting Highlights Blog #BCM325

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For the first five weeks of this semester, we have been watching a series of films related to the future and have been live-tweeting during a screening every Thursday along with the rest of the BCM325 cohort. Here are some highlights of tweets that I found particularly good as well as some tweets with high-quality engagement from my peers.

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Week 1: Metropolis

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This was probably my best-engaged tweet for the week 1 screening of metropolis. I engaged with the lecture content for that week making reference to the lecture topic of ‘Futures thinking: science fiction’. I managed to get 6 likes, two retweets, and an engaging comment. My other tweets for week one quite spam post-y and not very linked to subject content, more so what was happening during the movie and commenting, those also received a decent amount of engagement through likes and retweets…

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Pitch Comments #BCM325

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This blog post will highlight my comments of three of my peers in the BCM325 cohort, as I attempt to give some aid and hopefully useful links for them to use in their pursuit of their DA!

Comment 1: Elizabeth Bridges

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Elizabeth had a really unique idea for her DA, her idea is to further research and dive into the world of future technologies and AI in regards to the creative industry, such as film making. This is a real issue and I too am curious to see where technology takes films and filmmaking in the future, I suggested a couple of links that look at AI predicting potentially highly profitable box office movies based on CGI and content of the movie.

Full Comment and link can be found here.

Comment 2: Elena Bozic

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Elena’s project is also a really good one, her aim is to continue to contribute to…

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The Future of Space Travel #BCM325 Pitch!

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For my BCM325 Future Cultures DA, I have decided to investigate further into the future of space travel and what people in the general community think about not only interstellar travel but space slights being made commercially available and whether or not ideas such as a space holiday are appealing to people or not.

I will conduct my DA through weekly Reddit posts to a couple of different subreddits each week in order to be able to obtain the most amount of engagement per question per week. By the end, I aim to cultivate the posts and put them into a blog and highlight my findings and engagement in what people think about this new horizon in human exploration and space travel.

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