Earlier on this semester, I created the idea of a digital artifact that explores certain areas of cybernetics and cyborg technology. I had planned out to create content weekly and showed a rough idea of how I would execute on researching the topic of a video early on in the week and create the video later on in that same week, which did not turn out the way it was expected to be with the many ideas, changes and challenges being discussed and expressed in this post.
My digital artifact (commonly known as a DA) is based on cybernetics and cyborg technology, where some of the video topics would discuss about how society may look like within the short term to long term future (from five to twenty years onward) and see how much of an impact these areas of technology would make, whether it would be negative or positive…
MNM Hub has been a project running throughout my entire university degree, not because I have to do it, but because I enjoy it. This semester I was looking more in-depth into the reaction genre as presented in my pitch and how I can present new and innovative ideas for the YouTube scene.
Approaching and Overcoming the Future Cultures DA Challenge
on specific industries was grounded from the offset to tackle the Future Culture challenge as a means of providing valuable insight into a for my audience to consume, while also make their own interpretations of the implications discussed.
MNM Hub is a YouTube reaction channel I created in 2020 called initially “MMM Hub”. On this channel, I react to a bunch of different music artists in an attempt to develop a well-edited, comprehensive video on a regular basis. I also want to eventually branch out past just reactions into the realm of discussion-based videos, while still using music as my primary drive.
Using a few sources I’ll be looking directly into the history and future of reaction channels in order to create an understanding of how content is going to revolutionise over the next few years.
The science behind why so many people love reaction videos is quite interesting, here is a source briefly describing why:
“This is what I like to call the “just like me” factor. This is why, in addition to react videos, we love watchingproposal videosor watching someone spectacularly wipe out—and…
My digital artefact is an evolving piece of media that will project the future of blogging in not only 5 years but perhaps in 15 years. Future Studies has been under the examination of Ziauddin Sardar who is pushes our thinking beyond the typical boundaries of Westernised thinking (Moore 2022). Sadar begins with an analysis of the word ‘Future’ derived from the Latin ‘Futura/Futurus’ – which means ‘going to be’ (Moore 2022). My “future” that I am focused on in this digital artefact is my career as well as what medias will be effective with my future career.
Instagram is the new “life form” of blogging due to eye-catching pictures as well as accessibility. I wanted to do blogging as my theme of my digital artefact. I wanted to be a blogger on a video platform but I found it quite hard to create so I chose the writing form…
My Digital Artefact is my dogs Instagram and TikTok accounts. In my pitch I said my plan was to consider my role as a dog Instagram influencer and how I could expand on this to create more commercial opportunities as well considering possible dog futures in terms of health and lifestyle.
Future cultures challenge
In approaching the future cultures challenge, I thought about what my short-term, medium-term and long-term goals were, both in terms of the Digital Artefact but also in terms of a possible future career for myself.
When thinking about the future of dogs, I considered the past, present and future:
My original digital artefact was all about the future of social media. I was so excited to create video content as I do have a passion for editing. I was also inclined to see what platform was more effective for video content. I did get some feedback on my post about my pitch. Some of the commenters did not understand what my approach was in my digital artefact. Was my digital artefact addressing content marketing the future of social media? Was it about researching the platforms of social media and seeing what type of videos impact certain platforms? After reading those comments I didn’t even know myself what my actual digital artefact was about. I believed that if I continued the video creation path I would not be able to effectively address the “Future Culture DA” challenge in the way I wanted to.
Looking back over the tweets I have done since week 6, I noticed that although I managed to get some good engagement for a few of my tweets, I could have done more preparation before watching the movie. When I did research the night before it definitely helped as I really enjoyed watching a lot of the movies and didn’t always want to take my eyes off the screen to do research while tweeting!
Robot and Frank:
My tweets for the movie ‘Robot and Frank’ (2012) focused on the fact that the robot was different from many of the robots portrayed in the earlier movies we watched. Rather than the robot being evil, the robot had human like characteristics, he was kind and caring towards Frank, even sacrificing his memory to help him. I definitely fall into the optimistic camp discussed in the
My digital artefact (DA) for BCM325 saw me not only learn to crochet, but also learn how to look after my mental health. I focused my futures studies on researching the effects crocheting has on one’s mental wellbeing. Through the utilisation of both TikToks and Instagram Reels, I documented the creation of my mood blanket, as explained in my pitch. Additionally, I created a two-part Youtube series expanding on my research and considering the short-term future of crafts such as crochet as a tool for preventing mental health decline in young people.
Fast fashion is a term used to describea business model based on copying and replicating high-end fashion designsand all resulting problems such as depletion of resources, reckless waste, child and underpaid labor (Saxon, 2021).
The business works by employing thousands of fast-fashion scouts to find and copy the latest designs worn by celebrities on social media or by models on the catwalk. Once acquired, the latest and trendiest styles are sent to factories in developing countries, to be mass-produced at very low costs. Unfortunately, the entire business model has a serious negative impact on the environment, workers, and local communities.
I came up with the idea of creating a Digital Artefact that allowed me to explore the future of fashion. This involved utilising the platforms of Pinterest and my website, continued on from my first year of university, Blooming Beauty. Every week, I wrote a blog that…