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James Muggeridge

Continuing on from my last live tweeting summary, I have tried to be consistent with my tweets relating them to future media and lecture readings. I have also continued to share content by peers which I believed to be core to future media studies and which have appealed to myself personally. Part two of my live tweeting summary blog will incorporate my tweets on some of the most prolific sci-fi films in film history such as ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Blade Runner’. A movie which I personally enjoyed tweeting about was Ready Player One. A visually appealing movie which predicts a future that we are working towards. A society which uses virtual reality to cover their own imperfections as seen in popular customisation games such as GTA and Skyrim.


A film set in a dystopian society whichiscorruptedwithbothenvironmentaland economicissues.As the world continues to battle with global warming andpollution, the movie…

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My first BETA video I will looking at is Kim Lia’s fashion and lifestyle project. From my knowledge, Kim’s initial idea was to post weekly vlogs and base her videos on the culture of journalling and surveillance.

Adopting a project on fashion links significantly well with the future media subject and the screenings watched so far.

Kim sourced inspiration from the ‘Ghost in a Shell’ screening where she liked the aesthetic of clothing worn by characters. Not only did she source inspiration from films such as ‘Ghost in a Shell’, however, this made her have another look at previous films and identify whether there were any other fashion option she could talk about. I thought this was a great way of providing a future studies correlation to her fashion based vlogs. I could also identify that Kim had used her public utility well. Using…

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My DA involves the investigation of technology in sports and whether the continuing innovations of such technologies willdetractfrom the overall beauty of certain sports into theshort termfuture.

My project will consist of:

  • 4 blogs
  • 4 podcasts
  • 1 final video compiling all research and points raised

I have only posted one blog and podcast on an overview of sports technology so far. This would aim to provide a good basis to start my project. I am currently in the works of writing an issues based blog which would look at everything that’s wrong with sports technology and what it could mean for the future.

Something which I didn’t have time to talk about in my Digital Artefact beta was my user feedback. I only posted my first blog on twitter but I intend to share my following blogs and podcasts over a select few other social media platforms. I received plenty…

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Personally, live tweeting during the screening has been a fluctuating experience. There have been tough periods where I have struggled to come up with anything usefuland there have been other times where I feel like I have thoroughly grasped the content.

All movies screened so far have been intriguing. I have tried toanalysefilm techniques used throughout and connect these techniques with the study of future media. Techniques which have stood out to me have been theuse of music,colourand lighting. These techniques were so valuable to any science fiction film to set scenes andconvey messages, especially without the use of today’s technology.

The first screening was ‘Metropolis’. A film, directed by Fritz Lang,based on the Weimer era in Germany where the country was in political and economic turmoil. The protagonist, Freder, shares a conflicting relationship with his father whilst finding hope for a better society in the form of his love…

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The art of divination is a sacred act of predicting an unseen or un-forecasted events. An act which to this day can be applied to foreshadow the possibility of negative occurrences, allowing the ability to act and stop such events. My DA involves divination in some aspect as I must predict, backed up with research, a future which either involves or does not involve the use of technology in sport, to prevent a future which spirals out of control.

With this in mind, I have gained motivation to analyse a selection of sports before and after their technological boom to predict a possible future which includes technology or no technology. This in turn will hope to take out the negatives and issues revolving around the current circumstances, and raise hope for a future of sport which focuses on both the correction of the game and the entertainment factor.

When revising…

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