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Digital Artefact: ‘How A.I. and robotics are collaboratively impacting us now in the short-term future’

Digital Artefact Blog Series Links

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For BCM325 Future Cultures, I created a series of blog posts exploring:

‘How A.I. and robotics is collaboratively impacting us now in the short-term future’

Each blog post focussed on a different case study as well as different collaborative processes ranging from supply chain to digital entities.

Introductory Blog Post

Blog Post 1: A.I’s implementation into the workforce

Blog Post 2: A.I’s implementation into the healthcare system (nursing).

Blog Post 3: A.I’s implementation into society, specifically instagram (digital entities focus)

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‘‘How A.I. and robotics are collaboratively impacting us now in the short-term future : Contextual Essay

DA Contextual Essay

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The digital artefact (DA) that I have been completing for BCM325 is a series of blog posts that explore:

‘How A.I. and robotics is collaboratively impacting us now in the short-term future’

Throughout the subjects there lays a prevailing challenge on creating successful DA that explores a topic relevant to a future term and that is available online to the public. I chose to approach this challenge in the form of blog posts. You can view my series of blog posts here.

The Future Cultures DA Challenge:

For my DA I wanted to create a series of blog posts that worked as informants to the public to ease their minds of the future of Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Throughout the semester we have analysed a variety of films, each exploring different future terms. Some, more realistic than others, provided the inspiration I needed to conduct my DA. This inspiration…

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Live Tweeting: The Experience — Tammy’s Blog

Live tweeting in #BCM325 has assisted me in developing beneficial skills. These skills including reporting an event, critically evaluating texts and media, and even note taking in a meeting or lecture set up, will translate to other aspects of my professional life. Reflecting on this round of live tweeting, I had a higher level of […]

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Live Tweeting: The Experience

Live tweeting in #BCM325 has assisted me in developing beneficial skills. These skills including reporting an event, critically evaluating texts and media, and even note taking in a meeting or lecture set up, will translate to other aspects of my professional life.

Reflecting on this round of live tweeting, I had a higher level of engagement across all areas including; the tweets, retweets, comments and discussions. As the weeks progressed, I learned new techniques of how to engage more thoroughly with both content and my peers.

Tweets such as:

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Were genuine attempts at engaging in discussion with my peers regarding the ‘memory’ theme. I believe that if I had conducted further research and linked it in my comments, I would have been able to respond to @maihdang in more relevant way.

The next two screenings were much more successful, due to the research undertaken prior to the screening. This enabled discussions with my peers, as seen below with Maude. I had hoped for additional participation in this discussion, but some tweets can be easily overlooked in the screenings. To maximise likelihood of engagement, I decided to use the #BCM325 more extensively so they can be more prominent on the hashtag thread.

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I implemented these decisions in subsequent weeks as shown in the screening of Robot and Frank. I was well prepared for tweeting due to the research of the film as well as the research I had been conducting for my DA. I used this knowledge and engaged in a discussion with @jessmcvicar and @imogen_44, whereby I linked academic sources used in my blog

Despite participating in this discussion, I do not believe I used my knowledge to the best of my ability. In the future, I planned to integrate materials more comprehensively in my comments rather than just posting links.

In preparation for the screening of Blade Runner 2049, I researched and prepared my tweets prior due to the complexity and length of the film. After examining my tweets, I believe they were contextualised, engaging and orientated around the lecture materials. I engaged in some discussions, although I hoped to receive more engagement from my peers as the tweets provided were examined clearly with relevant sources attached.

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By including quotes in my tweets, I was able to give insight about cyberpunk themes and ideas seen in the film. Unfortunately, it was not commented on by my peers but was reacted to. Although I engaged in an informative discussion about cyberpunk later in the film.

Looking back at the tweets, it would have been more beneficial to include the link to the reddit thread that was shared earlier in the screening or retweeted @_mikaylastott’s tweet with a link to the thread.

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I made great strides in making improvements during this round of live tweeting which was emphasised in the next two screenings. This was due to the research undertaken prior, the inclusion of images and relevant sources in my tweets.

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Looking back, I believe tweet 2 could have been engaged with more and a discussion could have occurred if I had quoted from the article used or further highlighted the specific future cultures trope that the link/content is related to.

The week 11 screening of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ proved to be some of my most interacted with tweets due to the adoption of feedback and development of skills.

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This tweet was inspired from the lecture, specifically after looking at Chethan Kumars ‘Artificial Intelligence: Definition, Types, Examples, Technologies’. It was also one of my most responsive tweets, provoking discussion with my peers and furthermore being retweeted by both @angusVEVO and @CL_Moore.

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I endeavoured to relate more relevant materials within my engagements, coupled with #BCM325 to reduce them being overlooked by my peers. This proved to work effectively as seen in my conversation with @jasmyneconnell and @gracegoll.

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Through the adoption of this technique, I was able to achieve a higher amount of engagement. Analysing the development of my comments I believe they have improved the most due to my awareness of what I need to improve on each week and how it will be demonstrated.

In the final screening of BCM325, we watched the Australian documentary 2040. The film was refreshingly optimistic with an underlying dystopian tone. My tweet proved relevant due to the large number of high rises and apartments being constructed. I believe this last week of tweeting proved to encapsulate the techniques I have learnt throughout the semester.

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Overall, my experiences during BCM325 have been nothing but amazing. Safe to say I’ve found a new favourite film genre.

The Future is Now.


(Please note that I was unable to reblog this post from my personal blog to the future cultures blog and was advised by Angus to directly post to the future cultures blog)

Get ready for round 2…of feedback

Round 2 of feedback…’Beta’ version

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As seen in my first set of pitch feedback for BCM325 – Future Cultures, I have been able to develop a consistent method of engaging with peers digital artefacts by providing useful feedback for their overall progression and completion.

In regard to the feedback provided to my peers, I supplied varying levels of analysis and evaluation judging on the beta that I was commenting on. I shaped my feedback around the progression of the DA and what I believe they could do to enhance the overall project ranging from feedback loops, presentation platforms or academic research with their final stages.

Gemma McCammon


Gemma is exploring the future of online learning due to the impact of Coronavirus.

Gemma highlighted how she needed to define a future term, she proposed this to be the ‘future’ as a whole. I suggested that she should explore the short-term future due…

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This BETA be good…

BCM325 Beta

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As a result of my pitch feedback, I have evolved my DA to a broader topic. This will be successful as I will be able to approach my research with a short term focus to target my social utility more clearly and create a DA that is both relevant to myself and society.

I will do this by focusing on:

‘How A.I. and robotics is impacting us now and into the far-future, through a variety of case studies

As highlighted in my video, I will uncover this through a focus on the short term future (5-10 years).

The future of my DA will be composed of: 2 blog posts and 1 podcasts

  1. Think Tanks  – focusing on how these think tanks make sense of an uncertain future.
  2. Operations – COVID safe app and the future control over society (Inspiration drawn from Minority Report as well as week 5…

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Live Tweeting 101

Live-tweeting tweets are live!

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As I entered the realm of what is BCM325 Future Cultures, I was introduced to the concept of live tweeting. The analytical and fast paced task gave me a unique understanding of how to critically dissect films and relate them to previous research and futuristic theories.

The films studied varied in their complexity and interpretation, with in-depth comprehension based on the amount of background research undertaken. This was challenging in some weeks so, in order to move forward, a critical self analysis of contributions is needed to determine where and how they can be further improved in the future.

In week one we viewed Metropolis, a complex silent film with dramatised emotions and biblical references. Despite improving my live tweets throughout the weeks, some of my most engaged tweets came from Metropolis, due to my previous knowledge of the film and the time period it was created in, The…

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Here’s what I have to say…

BCM325: Peer Review

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For BCM325 Future Cultures, I provided both critical and beneficial feedback to my peers on their pitches for Assessment Task 1.



Maude is planning on creating a website with the potential to include two podcasts as part of her exploration into the future of sex toys and sex robots. She is continuing a DA conceived last year, but this time taking a feminist angle by exploring womens’ sexuality in regards to sex robots and toys. This will be achieved through research and the publication of a variety of articles on her website. Furthermore, themes from the weekly topics will tie in with her DA with the concept of future cultures.

I believe the feedback given in my comment was useful. I recognised the successful potential of her DA idea but was also able to pinpoint certain aspects she could evolve. This was emphasised through defining a…

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Robots are Friends, not Food

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The notion that robots are going to take our jobs, and everything will be automated is a noted conversation, specifically when looking at the short term, but what about the long term? It is estimated that robots have taken over 90% of the jobs that humans used to do. It is estimated that by 2030, approximately 800 million people will have their jobs taken over by robots. But what about working alongside these robots?

Thus, my DA for BCM325 is to explore how A.I will compliment human activity in jobs  in the medium and long term. We have an abundance of information about how we’re progressing short term, but has long term become a factor in many peoples minds yet?

My inspiration for this not only drew from the theme of the films we are currently analysing, but from the week 3 lecture content, focusing on future thinking.

“Increasingly, people…

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