All posts by KARLI

Student at University of Wollongong, Studying Media and Communications

Vitality Through Veganism – Update

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Vitality Though Veganism is a website that aims to explore the future of the meat industry as well as the repercussions that will occur if the population doesn’t start progressing towards a meat free diet. 

Since my previous blog, I have developed a prototype to give the audience an idea of what my final Digital Artefact will look like. I have also applied the feedback given to me by my fellow students and tutor to best showcase information regarding the future of the meat industry.

Throughout my BETA, I felt as if I took on the roll of a Futurist when applying already gathered information to make an educated guess on what the future will look like. Throughout the reminder of my project, I will continue to explore the multiple futures the world has to offer in relation to our dominant meat eating society.

Here is a video that…

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Responding to your work!

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I have been given the opportunity to review some fellow student’s work in relation to my University subject of Future Cultures. After writing my own Digital Artefact Pitch, I found it extremely interesting to view how other students are approaching the same task but in a completely different way.

The following consists of the feedback and suggestions I made in relation to my peers work, including a brief summary of each pitch, as well as a critical self-reflection on each of my comments.

Comment 1: BCM325 DA PITCH – Imogen Cunningham

Imogen decided to expand on a previous digital artefact from BCM112 – Emergent Media. I checked out her Instagram page and it seems to have a good foundation. After reading her blog, I made the suggestion that she should determine a more specific audience to target so she can analyse of the preference and trends of that audience…

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Future but History?

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Watching films that were made in the past but are about the future is an interesting but confusing concept to grasp. Now that I am reviewing my tweets and interactions, I am able to see connections and connotations in regards to the Future Cultures lecture content.

Here are some of my most prominent tweets and replies, including how I reflect on them days after posting.

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Relating to Frtiz Lang’s 1927 film, Metropolis. I feel like this strongly related to the concept of “Future History”, as the movie was made in 1927, in black and white and silent. However, it discusses the underworld of mistreated workers in a futuristic and stylised city. I also saw subtle connections to Jordan Peele’s 2019 film, US, distinguishing between the lower class living/working underground, and upper class living above ground which also communicates Future History as the actions made in the past directly…

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Vitality Through Veganism

Finally gained access to the blog 🙂

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I first found interest in the future of the meat industry after watching an episode of the Netflix Original Series  “Explained”. In the episode titled “The Future of Meat”, they had several scientists explain how meat is not a sustainable way of life and will eventually lead to the downfall of the human race.

When analysing already collected data, numerous scholars all agreed that meat was  not going to be as present in our diets as it is today. This is due to a variety of reasons including:

  • It takes 75 times more energy to produce meat than it does to produce a vegetable. (TheWorldCounts, 2020)
  • Takes up a large portion of land mass. (TheWorldCounts, 2020).
  • 75 billion animals are killed each year. (Netflix, Explained, 2019).
  • 50 percent of meat eaters would rather go vegan than kill an animal themselves for Food (Loria, 2018).
  • Increasing its consumption of meat…

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