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Blog Comments Part Two

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I found Leah’s idea really interesting and relevant, which I let her know but I also made sure I put in there that her beta was a bit confusing about what she was actually producing. I wasn’t sure if it was separate blogs and videos or one or the other, or all combined. I didn’t want to be too harsh as she has a really good idea, but made sure I stated that I was confused. I gave a little advice on what I would do to make sure the layout of whatever information she had, would be most affective to audiences. Which I think is a good idea to give to her as an audience member, she should value what will give her the most views.

I also added some sources that I found…

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Tweets & Interactions Part Two

This time around I tried to take on feedback from my first part of tweeting to really engage in the exercise and get the most out of it. With the movies we watched for the second half of the semester (I Robot, Robot & Frank, Majorie Prime, Blade Runner and The Matrix), I was looking forward to more engagement as I hadn’t seen any of the films prior, and was keen to understand and analyse what the films were intending to the audience.

I still wanted to attract conversation by being humorous but also by providing insightful and new information about the film. While I liked and retweeted many of the other students tweets, my first couple of tweets were questions. I wanted to try and start conversations from my thoughts. Some tweets did allow me to have a conversations, which also gave me opportunities to add a link to…

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Safe Space For Women

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“Violence against women has been described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a violation of human rights and a public health epidemic” (Cullen et al. 2018, p. 3). The Australian Bureau of Statistics has reported that 40% of women experience domestic violence in their lifetime, physical and sexual abuse being main acts of violence. (ABS 2012)

Children, teenagers and adult women have all been victims of violence with age not being a barrier. Police deal with domestic violence every two minutes (The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2016), women seeking support usually reach out to family and friends (ABS 2017), and only 18% of women harassed in the workplace sought advice and support (AHRC 2018)

The future of the safety of women has to be helped, and that’s what my project aims to do. At least help as many people as possible that are suffering and continuing to make the…

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Tweets & Interactions

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  • To be engaging on twitter with fellow BCM students, I decided to take a light hearted, humorous approach to my social media interactions. I wanted to provide some facts that gave context to what we were watching and why, but I also wanted to be able to spread my current thoughts as I watched. That being so I could see if there was anyone feeling the same but also for us all to discuss what we were individually getting from watching these movies. 

Within the first live tweeting session, it took me a lot to try and understand what was going on in the movie while tweet and find other sources about the film. I found that a few of my tweets could’ve been better, but I was happy with some of the things I picked up about the film and that other students connected with. I was getting likes…

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DA Pitch Comments

For this part of BCM325, I have had to make comments on other students posts where they have produced their DA project pitch’s.

My first comment was on Louise Allisons pitch idea about making a documentary on a Cosplay club that she is involved in. I gave her an idea about how she could use this documentary to continue this club into the future, but even make it bigger and more well known into the future. She’s very passionate about her club and wanting to continue it even after she graduates as it is a UOW based club. I was nice about my comment but also offered options which I hope she see’s and thinks of possibilities of cosplay outside of uni and breaking down the walls and judgements of cosplay in the community.

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The second blog I commented on was Katrina Fahd’s DA idea about complaining. Her idea is…

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People help the People – Digital Artefact Pitch

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Everyone has to get around somehow and for many people, walking is the cheapest/easiest option. But, for many Australian women, walking isn’t their best option. Amongst women walking home follows the thoughts of the possible dangers. “Over four million adults, or 26% of those aged 18 years and over, reported feeling unsafe alone at home, walking alone at night in their neighbourhood, or taking public transport at night alone.” (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010)

My digital artefact will be for people to come together in a community to try and change the future of safety of women in public.

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