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Growth EP and the bonus track!

Ijumaa_is

Contextual Essay:

Concept

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!

Methodology

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.

Research

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An Update

Over the course of the past few weeks I have been working on producing content for my digital artefact. To do so I ask my interviewees to remember their past expectations and allow them to form a new set of expectations for the future. This allows me as the writer and editor of the interviews to use their opinions to create a rough idea about what the future is like.

I hope you enjoy the video, let me know what you think in the comments and give me all the feedback you can!

Tim.

NEW IDEAS! EXCITED! (BETA)

 

Screenshots of feedback outside class:

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Ijumaa_is

My project is called ‘Growth.’ It is an EP that considers the future in 10 – 20 years’ time. I hope to influence the cycle of negative energy that we are currently digesting. The world needs to learn to love and compromise rather than destroy. I have researched the history of performance in Ancient Greece and how music frequency can be engineered to create calm and peacefulness. It is my hope that through the combined effort of my performance, message and frequency that you are all inspired to live and impact positively however you can. I love you all beautiful souls!

WORKING PROTOTYPE!!!

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Pitch Comments

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I don’t have a link to this comment because it is awating moderation and won’t show up normally. Jessica’s Pitch was about the future of online media, through short videos she wants to educate us on the current state of online media, and the overall space of online media in terms of content creation and trends.

My comment set out to ask her how she could veiw her own place in the space of online media and asking how could she mould the future of the online world. As a filmaker/Youtuber I gave a few tips about making her informative videos engaging.

I think my comment was applicable and considerate towards her interests, suggesting another level of perspective into her work (through the lense of the self). Through inviting Jessica to consider how she may edit her videos, I am expressing a desire to see her do well and make…

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Critical analysis of live tweets

 

Critical analysis of live tweets

 

https://twitter.com/Ijumaa_is

I have enjoyed engaging with the BCM325 hashtag and having conversations that get me to think about the future and the current implications of technology. Following are some of those interactions and Tweets that most resonated with my fellow BCM325 classmates. It only seems logical to start with Metropolis!

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This Tweet was one of my more intelligent ones. I feel a little sense of achievement when I get re-tweeted, it is a sure way of knowing if something you said truly resonated with someone or impressed them. To me this was an interesting way to perceive the scene, I think in this example I engaged with the movie thoughtfully and intellectually.

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Unfortunately, my comment did not develop into a conversation. Travis made an interesting point which stood out to me, because at the time I was in that realm of thought. I wanted to add some relate some real-world knowledge to his literal statement about what was occurring in the movie, adding another layer.

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Over the few movies we have watched there are several comedic moments. The trajectory of my tweets in every viewing starts off serious and then at some point will branch off into a sort of unrelated conversation that stems from something about the movie. I think it’s nice to engage with people in a more light-hearted manner sometimes, you don’t always have to get deep and dark and philosophical.

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I am very proud of this Tweet, there were few moments in the movie where I had a perception that was this deep. I really appreciated the two re-tweets as it made me feel validation in what I was saying, the feeling that some understood. Again, I believe this was a moment of true engagement with the movie and the minds of others.

https://twitter.com/Ijumaa_is/status/1103421503314354177

I have provided a link for this tweet as the thread is too big to screenshot. It is another light-hearted post making a meme of a scene. I enjoyed the comment section on this tweet because it got a few humorous contributions and a large amount of like (well from what I am used to anyway). I noticed through experimenting with styles of tweets that humour is a great way to encourage engagement with what you have said, I can only hope to learn how to craft punchy tweets, could it be an artistic endeavour?

Moving on we arrive at 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This is another example of a conversation that branched off from the topic of the film but stemmed from it. I still think that it was a good engagement, Georgie related her post to food and we related based on how hungry we were.

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Another post that was re-tweeted! I was glad to see how many people liked the score!

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Westworld.

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This Tweet stuck out to me because it was a smart perspective that invited engagement with a question. So, I decided to flesh out his perspective.

Blade Runner:

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Simply to show my engagement. Humorous.

 

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Another retweet, this was a great point and I respected it.

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Overall, I think I have engaged to the best of my current abilities, however, I hope to improve!

Ghost In The Shell:

A cool conversation spawned from this tweet. We discussed programming in the context of human lives and to what extent are we programmed.

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I retweeted Chris’ post because I resonated with Motoko’s refusal to be defined by her shell. It got me thinking about how as humans we are also defined by our shell, and the need/want to transcend our ridgid definitions is a very human problem, yet we were seeing this in a cyborg, very interesting.

 

BCM325 – Project Pitch

Originally posted on vildeaxelsen.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/bcm325-project-pitch/

I intend to look into how robots and technology throughout the years have been created to replace human contact. According to an article published by BBC in 2017, 800 million jobs will by 2030 be replaced by robot automation, which makes it highly relevant. I want to look into areas where humans already have been replaced by robots and areas where we might be replaced in the future.

I am going to use Shorthand as a platform to present my DA through written pieces, photos, videos etc. There are a lot of journal articles on this topic so there are a lot of academic sources I can use for my project.

D.A Pitch – ‘Growth’

 

 

In short my D.A is a music project titled, ‘Growth.’ The intetion of the D.A is to consider the future of the planet and humanity. I attempt to represent what I would like to see in the future informed by the now (my current state of being). I want to see the growth of a better world, full of peace, love and compassion. The aim of the EP is to inspire the youth to band together to bring about change and making them realise that if they look within themselves, they have all the power they could ask for!

Here is a link to my D.A, namely my ‘Growth’ EP. I would like the feedback to be on soundcloud, but you are welcome to comment feedback on the blog post!

https://soundcloud.com/ijumaa_is/sets/growth

Research:


http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Theatre/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_live_performances

Cyber/art activism – a product of cyberculture PART 2

Blog Posts – Part 2

This blog post follows on from my previous one in further outlining my research and my plans for the presentation and research report on cyber/art activism. I will focus more here on how the previously mentioned case studies are; through their art making the most of the advantages of the web and new media technology in order to be politically disruptive and construct aesthetic and political responses. In doing so I will expand more on the feminist punk group Pussy Riot.

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Pussy Riot identify as feminist artists, artists who represent feminist notions. As Carty And Onyett claim, women in art nowadays “redefined the public spaces… they look for themselves in the noplaces, in the cloud, places where these cyberfeminist artists are safe from being engulfed by the traditional structures that art inherent in any organised system.”(Carty, V. & Onyett, J 2006. p.1). The online platform is a place that allows an artist to have a bigger audience, to have their message heard by a larger demographic. It is no longer the museum-goer who has exclusive access to these works, they are inherently public. This is the nature of activism itself, it is meant to be heard.

In the case of Pussy Riot, their artistic platforms encourage sharing and involvement from viewers. If their performances weren’t filmed and shared would they have caused such a stir and political up rise? Their performances are surprise performances, with no advertising or ticketing,  online platforms facilitate their performances being heard further than just by the passerby who sees it first hand. Videos being shared online, locations of performances as they happen being tweeted about, allow a wider involvement in their art. Another way Pussy Riot directly engage with cyberculture, is through their recent protests against cyber censorship.

Without the help of the web and cyber communities, Pussy Riot’s audience would be limited, compared to what it is currently. Not only do fans and followers of the band assist in their spread and societal influence, but also the media too facilitate this. While much of the related content in the media is negative towards Pussy Riot it is still gaining significant attention and helping spread their political messages. Much of this media is also more mainstream, so it produces a larger audience, separate to niche groups, which again furthers the spread of Pussy Riot and fosters their support.

  • Pussy Riot’s music videos is another way they take advantage of new technologies to spread their messages.
Presentation plan

The presentation overall will draw upon my two blog posts and will outline the research report. The presentation will begin with an introduction to my topic cyber/art activism, and explain its relevance to cyberculture. I will then briefly delve into examples of art activism, being Women on Waves and Pussy Riot and potentially another example, time permitting. I will include images of the examples and possibly some videos to help explain them. Finally to conclude I will discuss my plans for the research report and the overall planned outcome.

References

Amin, R. (2010). The Empire Strikes Back: Social Media Uprisings and the Future of Cyber Activism. Unlikely Leaders, 10, pp.64-66.

Carty, V. and Onyett, J., 2006. Protest, cyberactivism and new social movements: The reemergence of the peace movement post 9/11. Social Movement Studies, 5(3), pp.229-249.

Creativetime.org. (2017). Women on Waves, Author at The Creative Time Summit. [online] Available at: http://creativetime.org/summit/author/women-on-waves/ [Accessed Mar. 2017].

Harris, A. (2017). Art, activism and our creative future. [online] The Conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.com/art-activism-and-our-creative-future-46185 [Accessed Mar. 2017].

McCaughey, M. and D. Ayers, M. (2003). Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. 1st ed. New York: Routledge.

McGahan, C. (2008). Racing cybercultures. 1st ed. New York: Routledge.

Tate.org.uk. (2017). Activist art. [online] Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/a/activist-art [Accessed Mar. 2017].

Worrell, M. (2017). Art Projects. [online] Women on Waves. Available at: http://www.womenonwaves.org/en/page/2585/art-projects [Accessed Mar. 2017].

The Rise of Independent Musicians

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For my research and artefact projects I am going to investigate how the internet has empowered musicians. While I may also investigate how artists such as photographers also utilise the internet, at this point in my planning, musicians are perfect examples of the rapid expansion of the internet and it’s benefits. The music industry, previously controlled and dominated by record labels, music programs and few artists is now highly accessible by independent artists, covered by a wide range of media and has an extremely saturated market in terms of the range of artists.                   While there are more artists I want to explote, two in particular are Flume and Ta-Ku who both garnered their fame largely through the internet.

From my preliminary research I’ve found several papers relating to the changing industry specifically and I believe I’ll be able to find a…

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