I have really enjoyed the live-tweeting aspect of BCM325 Future Cultures, it has made me feel as if I’m engaging with my peers as well as engaging with the wider material provided by others. For the first five weeks of this semester, we have been watching a different film each week that looks at how the future was depicted by the workers of that time. It is a really interesting approach to the learning aspect of this subject and I thoroughly enjoy the process of live-tweeting. With that being said, let us get into talking about it.
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With all of my live-tweets, I would always post an introductory tweet that introduces the film that I am live-tweeting, this let the audience know what I was watching.
I enjoyed Metropolis and the idea of a silent film was new to me but I adapted and managed to create some engaging tweets. I wasn’t really focused on getting likes or retweets but I was more focused on starting a discussion online with my peers where we would be able to throw ideas and theories around to create a deeper conversation. I believe I achieved that for Metropolis and was pleased with my engagement.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey was an interesting film and I tried to focus mainly on the sounds used in this film as I believed it tied the movie together. Once again stressing the engagement throughout my tweets, this week didn’t have as much discussion as Metropolis but I was still pleased with the likes on a few. I even cracked a funny and got six likes on the tweet which was cool to see.
Westworld was a great movie and it was really enjoyable to see the progress of robotics in the film. One thing that I pointed out was a theory about advocates being robots and the actual humans being stuck in Westworld. This got some good engagement and Chris retweeted it too for more people to see. Overall, this was a sound week with some engagement and I was happy with my live-tweeting session.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
I didn’t really understand Blade Runner nor did I think it was a great movie in my humble opinion. I tried to link back to sound as well as dropping a few engaging, comedic tweets which did end up going well but throughout this week, I didn’t engage in any discussion at all which was disappointing but I guess we all have weeks like this and I picked it up for the next film.
Minority Report (2002)
I enjoyed Minority Report a lot, it was a different film but it was very interesting to see how pre-crime worked and how they transport and adapt to different situations. I had some good engagement with my peers this week too, a discussion was made and there were plenty back and forths regarding certain aspects of the film. My likes skyrocketed this week also as I had eight likes and a retweet from Chris on one tweet then five and four likes on other various tweets as seen above. This was by far my most successful week of live-tweeting.
To conclude, these first five weeks of live-tweeting was a different but fun and interesting process. I think that live-tweeting is beneficial as it makes you think about the films and how it affects certain areas of life as well as its relevance to the weekly topic. It is also nice to know that my peers are willing to interact in discussion and help each other with different ideas and what not.