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A communications and media student at UOW.

Life On Mars? Project Beta

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Through further research and development of my digital artefact, I have been able to make several changes which will ensure a better final product, including format, academic readings, and linking my topic to subject material and lectures. Feedback on my pitch as well as various tweets I have posted has proved valuable in making these decisions and setting my da on a better path.

Additionally I have looked at this suggested article which describes Bowie’s influence on the anime Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, of specific interest is the gender ambiguity which seems to be a pattern in both David Bowie’s artistry and future depictions in sci-fi and modern society as we look to a more equal future.

I will combine my research and study of David Bowie’s career and influence with academic research and ideas, such as Darkvo Suvin’s “Scientifically Plausible Innovation”, in order to give more depth and dimension to…

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Live Tweeting Future Cultures

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Live tweeting through films in #bcm325 was such a great and unique experience that I really loved about this subject, interacting with everyone at a time where everything is online was really valuable and it was so interesting to see everyone’s live reactions and thought processes. I have chosen some of my more popular and relevant tweets and interactions to look further at below. Whilst I did try some memes along the way, I found it much more valuable and exciting to post about philosophical thoughts, questions and facts. I learned so much more from sharing ideas and engaging with the subject material, and found it an incredibly useful way to focus on content.

Week One: Metropolis

The first tweet I have chosen for week one’s screening of Metropolis is one in which I discussed time as a motif throughout the film. Upon watching the film I noticed the oddity…

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Exploring My Peers Ideas of Future Cultures

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Comment One: ALL THINGS BEAUTY: GIRLS CHATSPACE – By Caitlynhttps://caitlynsblog.home.blog/2021/03/17/all-things-beauty-girls-chat-space/comment-page-1/#comment-1372

Caitlyn decided to center her digital artefact around the future of the beauty industry in terms of wearable gadgets, cosmetic procedures, beauty standards and digital perfume, and how it will affect the consumers.

Comment Summary:

I suggested Caitlyn narrow her focus area to one of the topics she discussed in her pitch to explore the short, medium and long term future of that area in more detail. To better link her da with topics discussed in class I suggested she incorporate different perspectives into her research, more specifically how people within the industry feel about the advances. I also linked her to this podcast which discusses the future of the beauty industry in regards to biotechnology, cultural shifts and AI, as I thought it would be beneficial for her to do background research within other platforms.

I think my…

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Life On Mars? How David Bowie helped us imagine the future

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David Bowie has had a lasting influence on the world as we know it through his music, fashion, films and personas. But he was also a futurist, an innovator far ahead of his time who helped the world see the future of his imagination.

“The Thin White Duke’s forays into technology were as far ahead of their time as his art.”

KASHANN KILSON – INVERSE

My digital artefact will be a video essay, exploring how David Bowie envisioned the future through his art, and made a lasting impact on the way we imagined the future in the short, medium and long term. Whether it be through his imagery of aliens in personas like Ziggy Stardust, his artistic expression of the future or his pioneering of music in the approaching digital age.

REFERENCES:

Kilson, K 2016 “David Bowie was an internet pioneer and rock’s greatest futurist” INVERSE, viewed 10/03/21, https://www.inverse.com/article/10064-david-bowie-was-an-internet-pioneer-and-rock-s-greatest-futurist

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