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For the Record, Live tweeting about the future

The purpose of this critical self-reflection post of my live-tweeting during the screenings in BCM325 Future Cultures is to self-grade my engagement of the subject and put on record for all to see what in my view feel I lack or could do better as I continue my studies in future cultures.

I’d like to start this self-grading backwards looking at my final tweet to date about our latest screening of Minority Report.

While this tweet got a fair few like from other students and had some substance. Looking back at it I realise I only said it a quick retort and should have looked at actual evidence or theory on the issue. This would have helped expand my initial idea and could have produced a bit better debate, then what I’m assuming were mostly likes in agreeance of a mutual dislike of the NRA.

That being said when I did do the research and linked in material, I sometimes found it fell on deaf ears granted my tweeter following isn’t grand and those looking at the tags BCM325 and Minority Report on tweeter between 8:30am and 11:30am are not numerous but it was disheartened to see hard work not pay off (tweet below). Maybe one thing I could do is start increasing the number of tags on tweets, this may slow down the number of ideas I tweet during a screening but could lead to better interaction with other students during the screening and further audiences.

I have however found a little success with regurgitating other critical analyses as I understand them that I have found online and agreed with. Maybe because the tweets act like they come from an authoritarian stance that others prefer to retweet or like them because they sound more like statements than my views as a tweet. Finding similarities to previous screenings has also been received well.

Before I speak on the biggest engagements I had and the successes that I didn’t see or capitalise on. There were a few tweets that while they had engagement, I do feel I wish I had articulated them better. A few times throughout the screenings I found meme posting to be quicker and an easier stop to post my viewpoint especial with GIFs. While some offered insight often they were just triggers. Like the tweet below about the tourists in Westworld while it got the likes and retweets it offered little information about what I wanted to say about consumers of Westworld.

I was looking to answer questions posed by other students during the screenings and when I saw ones, I could answer I did. However, I did find that when doing so they often just led to a like then a discussion, maybe due to the topic being moved on from in the movie and everyone trying to stay current maybe follow up comments after the screening are not a bad idea but I generally don’t think a lot of students would be enthusiastic in engaging in such debates outside of the screening.

In the screening of 2001 a space odyssey, because of my BIT studies, I was aware of the Turing test and was able to ask about whether Hal would pass the test early in the screening. I do regret not entering into the comments on the tweet other than liking as I did have more to say but didn’t speak up.

A tweet I had at the start of Bladerunner sparked a bit more of a debate that I was heavily active in. The reason for this is because my major is Japanese and I’ve always been fascinated by the use of Asian culture in media. Globalisation and soft power are two topics I love to discuss and I was not only surprised when others showed interest in language, but also their different views on the subject’s representation in Sci-fi.

Finally, one of my tweets during 2001 a space odyssey reached outside the scope of BCM325 and someone in Cape Town, South Africa who must have seen the topic trending and wanted to input his interpretation on the film. I don’t know if I should be proud of this or not it feels like luck of the draw to me but I do feel I should engage with these responses more than just liking from now on. The future films we are screening look interesting and other than Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix I haven’t seen so I’m hoping to have more engagement of the live-tweeting process.

Peer Commentary

The content of this post is a summary of the three peer reviews of DA pitches for BCM325 – Future Cultures at UOW. As part of BCM325, we are required to comment on three other student’s DA pitches to show engagement with other students. We are then to self-reflect on going through this process.

Pitch: The Little Fellas Project Pitch by Bennett Parkinson

Summary:  The concept behind The Little Fellas is to boost the exposure of online presences via cross-promotion. The DA will many be practised on Twitter and YouTube where Bennett will promote other channels to his audience with an agreed arrangement of the other channel to do the same.

My Comment:


Pitch: The fashion forecast by Christina Nedic

Summary: The fashion forecast is a look at the future of the fashion industry and the habits of online shoppers. The writer believes the fashion industry is a relevant and exciting industry that is continually developing to bring convenience and simplicity to its consumers. The DA is to be an analysis of the online shopping industry and particularly the fashion industry via a series of blogs.

My Comment:


Pitch: “The Response To: …” by Aysha Morrison

Summary: This student’s DA is a look into the increasing issues concerning fake news. The concept pitched is a series of video essays that explore the way in which fake news has changed how information was reported on about large events in recent news.

My Comment:


Feedback Critical Self Reflection:

Giving critical feedback on a peer’s conceptual idea of a project is extremely hard, while I could purpose about things they haven’t thought of or expressed or could have done differently in a 2-minute pitch. It would be better practice via a group constructive brainstorming medium with multiple peers at once prior to the pitch than a commentary after an official pitch in my opinion but with the current situation with COVID-19 we have to make do.

Looking at Bennett “The Little Fellas” I understood what the idea of his project was but I also thought of things that I personally thought were illogical with it. if his promoting another channel on his but repurposing his channel to do so, what are the cross-promoters going to promote? A channel that’s purpose is to be promoting others? And maybe that just didn’t come across in the pitch or I just didn’t get it. When commenting on the pitch I was reminded about a very successful case of cross-promotion #TeamTrees and thought of showing Bennett about it for his research. The pitch did help me with marketing a little and I feel more comfortable with marketing like The Little Fellas as a consumer than say FB looking at all the metadata on me than using targeted ads to annoy me.

The Fashion Forecast was the hardest pitch to give feedback on, maybe cause I’m from a different generation to most the class or the fact that fashion and online shopping are things I just really don’t care about. I struggled to give useful feedback, I did write about my experiences with online shopping with different industry to fashion and how a change in the fashion industry could affect my habits as a consumer. But looking at the future of the fashion industry and consumer spending habits are of little interest to me so my engagement with this DA was forced and not enthusiastic.

Aysha’s The Response To: the pitch was probably the DA I enjoyed listening to and engaging with the most out of the three. The reason for this mainly was because I’m a big fan of the topic and it’s effects on the past and what it will do in the future, I instantly knew what I wanted to express in my engagement and will most likely continue to engage with this DA as the subject progresses.

All in all, engaging with other student’s ideas was a helpful experience for not only my own DA but for my understanding of how others look at Future Cultures BCM325 and what they are looking to get out of it. I do wish that this engagement was done as more and editorial meeting or brainstorming activity rather than an analysis after the fact one. Because as it is with an official pitch stating the methodology, I have high doubt that any of these comments will drastically change how another student progresses with their DA.

The Future of Korea Dramas BCM325 Pitch

As outlined in my pitch, for my BCM325 Digital Artefact I will be researching the globalisation of Korean dramas, the effect on the current market and what that means for the future. Through the research on the past, present and with forecasting, I hope to gleam at the future of Korea media culture trends. I hope to show my audience that adaption of other cultures media is not only marketable in our own culture but an alternative to innovation and creation of new content in our own culture.