One requirement for BCM325 is that we live-tweet each week as we watch the assigned movies. The Subject Outline says that “the live-tweeting exercise is designed to demonstrate your ability to engage in research, critically evaluate a text and engage in productive and convivial discussion in real time.” Keeping those things in mind, I will now be reflecting on my tweets/retweets/replies/interactions from weeks six to 12.
Week 6: Ghost in the Shell
Before the live-tweeting session began, I specified that I would be tweeting less during this film as anime is still difficult for me to keep up with. This was also the first week where I started screenshotting stills from the film, so my focus wasn’t primarily on the live-tweeting aspect. With that being said, the tweets I did make seemed to gain a little bit of engagement and are probably my favourite from this semester.
Once again, we’re giving feedback to our peers to help them develop their Digital Artefacts. These comments we give will hopefully all be unique and can help our peers improve and learn.
Jaime’s Digital Artefact was originally a podcast which focused on the future of artificial intelligence. However, she’s adapted her idea slightly transforming the podcast into a series of blog posts. It seemed that Jaime had really thought through all of her ideas and blog posts, and she had a reasonable timeline in place. However, in her Beta she didn’t specify exactly how the blog posts would be presented, so I offered a few resources and ideas to ensure she’s getting the most out of her DA. Finally, I recommended a specific lecture which would be of benefit to her, and I included a quote which would be particularly beneficial for her.
One requirement for BCM325 is that we live-tweet each week as we watch the assigned movies. The Subject Outline says that “the live-tweeting exercise is designed to demonstrate your ability to engage in research, critically evaluate a text and engage in productive and convivial discussion in real time.” Keeping those things in mind, I will now be reflecting on my tweets/retweets/replies/interactions from weeks one to five.
Week 1: Metropolis
My tweets surrounding Metropolis were originally already planned out and scheduled. Following advice from the subject outline and the resources on the Future Cultures blog, I based a lot of my tweets around the history of the film, how it came to be, the behind the scenes of the production, and the critical responses of the public.
However, as the in-class live-tweeting continued, I found that the tweets made throughout the actual screening of the film seemed to be more interesting…
In order to create a feedback loop, we must give thoughtful and critical feedback to our peers. As our thoughts and opinions are developed from our own individual experiences, the feedback I give will ideally be unique, thoughtful, and helpful.
Jaime’s Digital Artefact is a podcast episode which focuses on the future of artificial intelligence. A lot of thought, effort, and research had obviously been put into Jaime’s DA so I pointed out the things she had done well. Then, I listed a few points and questions which hadn’t been addressed in her pitch. Though these questions might’ve already been thought-out, they weren’t really displayed in the pitch so I figured it was best to bring those thoughts to the foreground. As someone who has previously undertaken research into Artificial Intelligence, I offered some points which could be explored further, or ways to expand her podcast as a whole…
As a freelance writer, the future can be scary. Nothing is set in stone and things can go wrong so quickly. However, there are things to love about it: flexibility, freedom, pricing, and more.
“Businesses look to become more agile, using increasing numbers of freelancers seems a clear path they are taking.” (Forbes)
“There is no doubting that freelancing will have a big affect on the shape of the future work force.” (Medium)
However, COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works, meaning that small businesses are crumbling, larger businesses are hesitant to stay open, and the economy is crumbling. So, what’s the future of freelancing? I aim to find out.