The Future of Care Work – Digital Artefact Pitch

Alana Smith

This digital artefact will function as a way to speculate and provide information on where the future of care work is headed in the next 10 or so years. I have actually undertaken research on care work in a past International Studies capstone subject where I produced a major research paper on the subject of the commodification of care work. This is why I have chosen care work as the focus of my DA.

The future of care work is something that I believe needs to be talked about and discussed more as in some form or another we are all going to be affected by the many issues affecting this industry within our lifetime – be it having to put a parent or grandparent into a nursing home, a child into daycare or having to make a sacrifice and deciding to undertake the role of care provider yourself.

My DA…

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DA Pitch – it's a podcast

Synthetic Boy

For this semester’s DA I will be creating a fictional podcast mini-series in conjunction with. It will be of the speculative fiction genre, focusing (broadly) on potential future apocalypses (grim, I know!).

The narrative of this podcast will focus on two hermits (or otherwise social recluses) who discover that they have missed the end of the world. One is from Australia (me) and the other is from South Africa (Allison), they begin to communicate via HAM radio, and as the series progresses they try to discover how the world ended and if there are any other people still alive.

Obviously, this concept is born, at least somewhat, out of the current coronavirus crisis. It spurred an interest in discovering possible ways that the world could end. While the series will focus on this idea, it’s equally going to be about human survival, there are AT LEAST two living humans after…

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Becoming Eco-Friendly…

Something About Aliah

“Human impact has now grown to the point that it has changed the course of Earth in history by at least many millennia” (Williams et al., 2015, 2016).

I have decided to focus on encouraging more eco-friendly use as my Digital Artefact because it is our responsibility, as habitants on Earth, to do something to save our planet! After researching the easiest ways to be more eco-friendly, I have decided that if I can convey this information in a fun, simple way, hopefully it can catch the attentions of young people who can incorporate the ideas into their everyday life and potentially carry it through the rest of their life!

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Mystery on the Moon BCM 325 Pitch

Memoirs of An Idiot

For my BCM 325 DA this semester, I am going to try and write a short piece of detective fiction, that will take place somewhere in Outer Space. (most likely on the moon) I chose this project because I’m a big fan of detective shows, especially ones made by the BBC (Luther, Death in Paradise, Sherlock) and wanted to try my hand at writing one.

death in paradise.jpg The cast of season one of ‘Death in Paradise’ featuring my favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.

In order to write my own detective story (with no prior experience) I have decided to read/watch other mysteries, in order to get a better feel of the format of a successful mystery. I plan to look at Altered Carbon (both book and Netflix show) as a start. In terms of actually the chapters of my story, I plan to write at least 1 chapter every 1-2 weeks, (chapter…

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The Pros and Cons of Technology – Accessibility

Innerbloom

For an understanding of my aim for my BCM325 digital artefact, please view the below video.

In conducting research in the fields of online shopping and online dating, I believe that my digital artefact’s utility has the ability to conjure a large audience; as I will be discussing both the pros and cons of the accessibility provided by technology. This will encourage both online and in store shoppers, retailers, as well as all individuals in the dating field to obtain a greater understanding of the previous impact’s technology has had on these two fields, in addition to its possible suture impacts.

I will be aiming to follow this timeline as it will assist me in ensuring my DA complies with the FIST (Fast, Inexpensive, Simple, Tiny) principles and will additionally allow me to enter a feedback loop; this opening my DA to feedback which will be used to adjust and…

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What does the future hold for podcasts? – My BCM 325 Pitch

Mitch's Magnificent Media Blog

I’ve chosen the future of podcasts over the next 5-10 years as the focus for my digital artefact, and that’s primarily because I’m a keen consumer of podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for the past 10 or so years, way before they started to take off over the past 3 or 4 years, and as such, I was excited to use this as a chance to see where they might go from here now that they’ve found some mainstream popularity.

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