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I am a third year student at the University of Wollongong, studying a degree in Communication and Digital Media.

Digital Artefact Contextual Essay

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For my Digital Artefact this semester in BCM325, I have been on the UOWcreative team. UOWcreative is a platform that encourages students to share any uni work they are proud of, and bring the University atmosphere to the medium of TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram.

Futurists, or ‘futurologists’ are people that explore possibilities for the future, by analysing data from the past, and identifying current trends. I applied this futurist mindset when creating content for UOWcreative, and therefore also applied this mindset when structuring this blog post. Social media has changed the way we communicate, in so many different areas. In April of this year (2020) it was reported   that there are 3.8 billion active users of social media. With a world population of nearly 7.8 billion, this means nearly have the world’s population engage in social media. This is why it is crucial for business and Universities…

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Live-tweeting Part 2!

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Interactions

The above interaction was one that held the most interest for me during the last several weeks. The movie being analysed in these tweets was ‘Ghost in the shell’. The reason this live-tweeting interaction stands out to me is because it is a great example of how engaging with others while live-tweeting, can trigger you to think deeper, encouraging more analysis and understanding of the material. In my original tweet, I linked ‘Ghost in the shell’ back to prior movies we have live-tweeted; ‘ Westworld’, and ‘2001 a Space Odyssey’. This was the first realisation of many, that a common theme throughout most of the movies we watched was the AI’s fear of dying- ultimately becoming the leading cause of them turning on humans. I pointed out however that although I recognise that as a common theme, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ surprised me because in this case, the AI…

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~My comments on Beta Pitches~

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The first Beta pitch I commented on was Jack’s, where he is looking at the future of micro-transactions in gaming for his Digital Artefact. In my comment, I wrote about how online learning may result in a lack of motivation, because in his Beta video, he mentioned how he was underwhelmed with the progress he had made so far. I feel like this is relatable and how many students may be feeling this year. Due to this lack in motivation, I mentioned that it is good he has changed his DA to a topic he holds interest for, as I find it is easier to stay motivated when you are enjoying the research process, and content you are producing!

The video I linked is to Part 2 of the week 3 lecture, as Jack’s whole DA incorporates a futurist mindset, and therefore this lecture may be beneficial when getting in…

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UOWcreative- Project Beta

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My Digital Artefact involves working with the UOWcreative team across the social media platforms Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. UOWcreative is an online platform that assists in replicating the University atmosphere. We do this by encouraging students to share with us any creative work they are proud of, and engage with any content we post. In the embedded video, I have included examples of instances students have engaged with our content through all three platforms we have been using.

Cyberculture is defined as “the social conditions brought about by the widespread use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business.”. UOW creative engages with cyberculture through the use of the three social media sites being used. Instagram has been successful in getting students to contribute to our content by participating in certain challenges that we begin.Twitter is successful with the use of our hashtag; #UOWcreative, having trended multiple times across…

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Live-tweeting so far

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Each week of Uni, I have been live tweeting a different movie with my classmates. This began by physically going to UOW for my tutorial, and live tweeting all in one room together while watching the movie on a big screen in front of us. Amid the spread of Covid-19, this turned into watching the set movie at a set time each week, live-tweeting together in the confines of our own homes.

Within this post, I will be reflecting on some of these interactions with others and how they helped to broaden my knowledge and analysis of the movies viewed.

Some Interactions:

The first lot of tweets I am going to focus on specifically, are conversations with others and contributions I have made on other posts.

In week 1 we watched and live-tweeted Metropolis. I had never seen or heard of this movie before, so I am very glad that…

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Critical analysis of DA Pitches

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My Pitch

At the start of this semester of Uni, our BCM325 class was asked to think of the grade we aspire to get in the subject. Often, my grades surprise me, whether that is positively or negatively, so what I wrote was that I aspire to do the best I could. After getting my first assignment back, I have new goals for the subject. I aspire to get a distinction average in this class, as I now know that it is doable.

In order to make this happen for myself, I am going to ensure that all my material and posts relate back to information and terminology from the subject lectures. I do believe that in my Digital Artefact Pitch, I could have talked further about how it will stay relevant in the future.

Whilst looking at my feedback for my pitch, it is evident that I must outline…

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@UOWcreative Pitch

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This semester I am part of the UOWcreative team, using platforms Twitter, Tiktok, and Instagram. Our main focus is to share and promote creative works by students of Wollongong University.

We have content creators, moderators and analysts. Our content creators will brainstorm and curate content each week, whilst our analysts discover what style of posts work best. Our moderators will ensure the standards of each site are high, and non-controversial.

We have a set number posts we would like to publish each week across platforms, whilst hoping for a steady growth of followers.

These platforms can be utilised by any student wanting a platform for their work.

In the future, we aim to be a main platform for University students sharing their work and creating an online aspect to the UOW life!

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Articles mentioned in video:

Carter, R., 2020. How To Use Twitter Effectively & Grow…

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