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Senior Lecturer in Digital Communication and Media Studies School of Arts, English and Media Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts Wollongong University

So, what are my peers up to?

Generally unimpressed.

I was required to comment on three of my peers pitches for their BCM325 Digital Artefact. For my comments I focused on providing resources for further research and pointing out possible connections to class and lecture material. 

Comment one:

My first pitch that I commented on was by Josh, who chose to focus on the topic of a potential technology caused apocalypse in the future, by doing so hoping to outline how these technologies can be used both to survive or to contribute to the end of the world as we know it.

Comment Summary 

  • Josh didn’t go into depth about the type of apocalypse he would be exploring so I suggested referring to this website which has a number of tech apocalypses to help.
  • There wasn’t any mention of subject or lecture material so I suggested using week threes topic of future studies or week twos lecture…

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DA comments + critical self analysis:

Liam Porrett Blog

BCM 325 Assessment 1 Part 1. (Post 2)

Overall Critical Analysis: 

I believe that each of the comments I made to other students DA pitches were ultimately made successful due to the research and a general understanding of what they were talking about.

With the aid of the 200 word summary supplied alongside each of the pitches as well as the 2 minute pitch video it was much easier to make a comment based around their idea as it was much easier to understand with two elements such as these to base off.

I also analysed some other comments on each of the pitches I was reviewing, which helped me to gain a better understanding on how other people viewed the pitch in contrast to me.

I ultimately approached each comment by this way of analysing then applying my own research into the idea.

At the start I believe I…

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My tweets and self analysis

Liam Porrett Blog

BCM 325Assessment 1 Part 1. (Post 1)

Below are my most prominent tweets in my opinion, from weeks 1-6. For each tweet I’ve critically analysed myself on what i did right, wrong and everything in between.


Week 1:

My most reputable tweet for week one was this comparison that clearly stood out to me. This scene from ‘Metropolis’ shown on the right, that I could not help but compare to the scene on the left featured in George Millers 2015 film ‘Mad Max Fury Road’. The use of an image in this tweet ultimately helps to draw in people to the tweet, which it why I believe it went reasonably better gaining 7 likes and 2 re-tweets, compared to my other tweets from week 1 gaining only small amounts of engagement.

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BCM325 Digital Artefact Pitch – UOW Digital Media Society

Alex Mastronardi

The digital artefact that I will be completing for BCM325 is a project ongoing from last semester, The UOW Digital Media Society (DMS). I will be completing this project with fellow BCM325 students Callum Harvey and Kelsea Latham. The remaining executive team Meggen Pigram, Sunny Commandeur and Verity Morley will also be working alongside us.

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[BCM 325] Novums Pitch! Ta DA!


Heyya! *Waves with hand open like Dr. Spock*

Ever since I attended the first BCM 325 Seminar of the Autumn session, the concept of a ‘novum’ has intrigued me. Not suprisingly, a search through instagram reveals that there is indeed a large audience who also enjoy exploring various elements within the sci-fi and speculative genre as indicated by the presence of over 450 unique accounts dedicated to the category.

And thus, my Digital Artefact was born; an instagram exploring novums of the past, present and future, a page that fills a specific niche and caters for speculative-science enthusiasts, future conceptualisers and people relatively new to the scene like myself.

Below is a video where I further pitch my Digital Artefact idea:

I look forward to further immersing myself in this exciting area of investigation and learning to better appreciate and conceptualise history, the future of society in the next 5…

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Naive and Dangerous: A New Podcast on Emergent Media

This is Episode One of Naive and Dangerous, a podcast about emergent media brought to you by two media researchers, Ted Mitew (on Twitter as @tedmitew and Chris Moore (on Twitter as @cl_moore).

The episode is titled: “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Why Humans Fear A.I.

The intro/outro music is ‘No BPM’ by Loveshadow:

In Cyberspace, I am an American

Topical Cyclone

The cyberspace, the cyber world, is meant to be a place outside of jurisdiction, borders and law of the conventional world. But increasingly, the internet is becoming restricted and controlled, both by who can access it and what you can access. These restrictions are coming from the western world, and are increasingly influencing the shape of cyberspace. This discovery, that I am becoming more and more American, came to me very recently.

The video game, Sleeping Dogs, is set within Hong Kong. It is open world, and features much driving across the large city, which was British in rule for a period in time. As such, the people of Hong Kong drive on the left, much like here in Australia. But after every car I ‘acquire’, I instinctively pull onto the right side of the road and speed into a head-on collision, forgetting that many cities worldwide don’t drive on…

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What is cyberculture?

Cyberculture is the response to the ubiquitous presence and use of computers and networks in all aspects of contemporary social and cultural life, including communication, labour, education, art and entertainment, and industry among others.

Cyberculture involves both the everyday experience of networked digital technologies and the representation of the many possible futures that such technologies might contribute to making a reality.

This subject seeks to examine those structures, institutions, and technologies which bring cyberculture into effect and the sites of representation and resistance that destabilise and call it into question.