5 weeks ago, I participated in my first ever live tweeting during a screening of Metropolis.
Since then, every Thursday afternoon I have been engaging in live tweeting during a screening of other important science fiction films with the BCM325 Future Cultures cohort. Consider this blog post a Live Tweeting for Dummies – what to do and what not to do.
Live tweeting is a new concept for me and week by week I have evidently improved through trial and error. By critiquing some of my better and worse tweets, I’m going to build a constructive plan on how I will improve my live tweets in the weeks to come.
Before the first screening I formulated the guidelines on what my live tweets should look like based on the marking rubric and the live tweeting prompts provided to us.
As discussed in Ziauddin Sardar’s 2014 ‘Welcome to postnormal times’, it is the now which brings the many possible futures into being. This was the common thread tying all of our possible futures projects together.
In the critique of and engagement with the following project pitches, I drew mostly from Eleonora Masini’s ‘Reconceptualising Futures: a Need and a Hope’. Masini’s discussion on how the visions of a desirable future are embedded in the social structures from which they emerge really stood out to me in our Future Cultures lectures.
The process for my critique was to split a screen with the pitch and an open google document with a criteria checklist. I would make notes underneath each point and then later expand on them using the notes I have from our BCM325 lectures in my notebook physically next to me. Finally I would compare their work to the…
Chelsea is creating a 5 year plan for Chae an online content creation business. with a main focus of podcast development over that time and continuing with other content.
Main comment points:
a good integration of an existing project into a future thinking
are you are trying to tackle 2 projects, 1 creating a plan for Chae and 2 forecasting/talking about the future of Chae through your podcast
Good academic and relevant research into podcasts popularity, podcast function and business growth
good use of hyperlinks throughout your contextual statement
I think this DA idea is similar to mine at first two different ideas where one is more thought out then the other but it has not yet been decided on which DA to stick with but I am glad I chose one and talked this through with Angus (My BCM325 tutor)
My academic research is showing to be more and more lacking as I read more of these pitches
I could more effective showcase some of my research with hyperlinks in my contextual statement and a bibliography
Last we are looking at Jack’s pitch which you can find Here.
Jack is looking at the future of music and its accessibility both production and consumption and showcasing this through YouTube video essays.
Main comment points:
well structure flow with clear progression through pitch video
not really much researching backing links to BCM325 but it does address the future in a general way
can easily add academic research looking at past patterns to help identify future music trends and industry articles like this
good to hear it has utility for you and those you are producing it for these are the best projects for uni from my experience
after viewing this pitch I realise my comments on the previous two pitches were lacking comment about audience as neither pitch addressed audience well and that is something I forgot was needed after doing my own pitch
Pitch is very reminiscent of my in person pitches for previous BCM subjects and I think their might have been a bit too much focus on aesthetic of the video over subject research which is something I think I also can do a-lot
This pitch showed me a lot of the things I am also doing poorly and how easy they are spotted in someone else’s work and how I need to try and be more self aware of these things going. forward.
I intend on creating 4 video essays posted to YouTube on my previously used channel. Each video will address a different element/peice of the production processes from factory games eg: convey belts, assemblers, rockets. This will allow me to talk/start discussion on these ideas and use this content to hopeful create engagement in factory game communities on reddit.
I plan to make a total of 4 of these videos during the semester with 2 being release before the beta approximately 2 weeks apart and 2 after hopefully receiving feedback from audience and BCM peers before the DA is due.
Around 50 years ago, Alice Sheldon was a successful science fiction writer publishing under the male pseudonym James Tiptree Jr.. When she was discovered to be a woman, Alice lost a lot of respect from the male-dominated science fiction community (Lovell, 2016).
Since then, the representation of women in leadership roles has increased. However in 2020 there were more male CEO’s named Andrew than the combined number of females leading ASX200 companies (Hill, 2020).
In predicting and evaluating such future cultures, my project timeline will be adapted according to feedback from my audience. I will also be engaging with users in reddit forums such as r/womenleadership to make more informed projections. The project will evaluate the benefits of a future culture with more female leadership in up to 50…
Previously, I posted my online Digital Artefact Pitch for BCM 325: Future Cultures. However, the point of a pitch is to receive feedback on what others think. To help with this, a comments schedule was created so that everyone in the class could receive peer feedback on their work and also have the opportunity to give critical commentary.
For me this was an interesting experience. Whilst I am used to providing workshopping commentary in the context of creative writing, I have never had to deliver critical commentary and suggestions for a Digital Artefact in this manner. What follows, is a summary of my bumbling navigation of critical commentary on some Digital Artefacts.
Trying to be Helpful
The first pitch I looked at was a blog post series titled the ‘Future of Freelance Film Making’, by Jake Keighran. This series of three posts would explore the future of freelance…
Below you’ll find a video pitch for a Digital Artefact project I am completing in a subject at university called Future Cultures. This subject examines the tensions between representations of our future in popular science fiction films through the ages and our lived realities.
I have been interested in podcasting as a medium for a long time now, and I feel this idea and subject seem to fit well into the project. As both Josh and I are creative writers, it is also an opportunity for us to not only explore writing for this medium, but also get feedback outside of the writing workshops of university. And of course, to build a portfolio of work and online presence.
The premise of the podcast came to me whilst I was listening to a discussion in my documentary class about how we might make a collaborative documentary while our contact is…
My BCM325 Future Cultures DA is going to be looking into the future of camera technology in the next 10 years. I am interested to look at how new technology will assist the modern day photographer. These include bigger sensors, wireless transfer of files via the cloud, and AI inside cameras to assist you.
My DA fits the F.I.S.T principle:
Fast: I have access to information through the internet. I also have access to my camera which I am going to film it on.
Inexpensive: This will not cost me anything.
Simple: I have a plan I am going to follow as outlined in my pitch.
Growth (Deluxe) is a musical project that mostly explores spiritual aspects of love, peace and happiness, while briefly, in a bonus song, touching on our material and philosophical relationship with technology. I want to invite the listener to grow as an individual, and inspire them to progress with meaning and be happy. By impacting one person, in consequence a ripple effect could occur for 10, 15 or 20 years. Imagine the inspiration of one human to change themselves, inspiring someone else!
The project is F.I.S.T, (fast, inexpensive, simple and tiny). It was put together by using free recording software and a relatively cheap Blue Yeti microphone. I recorded the Whole project at home so there was no paid for studio time. I did all the editing and mastering on each track. To post my songs, I used Sound cloud, a free platform for artists.