What’s Next? – Project Beta

When Tiana and I started this podcast, I had a lot to learn. Firstly, what to name a podcast; so Tiana came up with ‘What Next?’. This name is relevant, as we are talking about past and current celebrity conspiracy theories and then linking them to the future.

In this Beta video I discuss what’s working, what isn’t and any feedback that we have received. I also discuss the future of the project and any changes that have happened since the pitch was posted, as well as future changes to the podcast.


Live-Tweeting Films

Tweeting is something I love doing, I have an audience on another twitter account and am a firm believer that you can form real connections through tweeting. However, Live-tweeting films has proven to be harder than I thought it would be.


The first film we watched, Metropolis, proved to be difficult. I struggled to keep up and this came across in my tweets. My most popular tweet only got 4 likes and two replies.

This tweet seemed to be of some success because it linked aspects of the film to modern day themes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a theme in a lot of the films we watch so linking it to a new music video that explores aspects of AI in todays world.


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Week two bought more interaction. People were more into the facts I was posting and it seemed to get a little easier to watch and tweet.

I retweeted and liked a lot of tweets, but still did not form any real conversations with anyone. I think this is a theme throughout my tweeting that I will have to work on in the coming films.

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Next up was Westworld. While I yet again had a couple of tweets that gained likes. I still did not partake in any conversations. I did however see some conversations that were amazing. Tweeters such as Josh, Alex, Callum and Brooke show me what I would like to start doing. I will be drawing inspiration from them in the next films.

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Next up was the original Blade Runner. This week saw me partaking in some responding, however, it was only memes, so I feel that it was not extremely beneficial. I yet again also found myself retweeting and liking a lot of tweets, this seems to at this stage overtaken the amount of tweeting I was doing.

We then moved on to Ghost In The Shell. This was the first week that my merchandise tweets gained any likes which was great. It was also another week that I found myself tweeting about how lost I was because we were watching a film in another language. I need to do less of this.

This week we watched Johnny Mnemonic. While I responded a little more, I didn’t have any true conversations about the films. I also found myself tweeting less as I was trying to watch the film and miss less of it.

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I think overall what I have learnt most about reading back over my tweets, is that it’s not so much about tweeting the motions of the movie, it’s more about exploring the themes. I tend to tweet more about funny moments than about themes that we can connect to the modern world. I also need to get involved in more interactions about these themes, building connections is important and at the moment I am not doing that the best I could. I know that I have a lot to improve on but I am excited for the next half of the semester to up my tweeting game.




Constructive Commenting

Commenting on other student blogs has been something that I have struggled with throughout the course of my  degree. So given the chance to comment on posts as well as get advice for my own was a great exercise to take part in.

My first comment was on Nick’s post about the future of drones.

Screen Shot 2019-04-07 at 1.44.54 PM This comment was good but vague, which I feel like I will say about the other two as well. Instead of giving actual advice, I tend to ask questions to make the creator think about what direction they would like to take.

In this comment, I asked about where Nick will post his podcasts as he did not mention this. We all know places they can go, he didn’t need me to talk to him about soundcloud etc. I  and the laws for flying drones. I included a government link to a website on drone laws which may  help with this.

Overall, I feel like this comment was a good base, but it could have been stronger.

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My next comment was on Travis’ pitch. I am really looking forward to seeing this project come to life!

Again I took the approach of asking questions instead of just telling him what to do. I like that I do this, it leaves room for the person to think further about where they would like the project to go, instead of me telling them what to do.

For this comment, my favourite aspect was suggesting a normal T-Palm for the first prototype and a second T-Palm prototype that includes artificial intelligence that can allow for faster contact to emergency services. I believe this comment to be stronger than the previous one but I still made it too personal.

Comment number three was for Erin. This one interested me a lot too, however, was probably my weakest comment. Even though I gave some advice and asked some questions, I should have put more into it. It was short and focused mainly on her delivery of the project and feedback loops.

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This comment was straight to the point, and took the same path as the previous comments.

Whilst I have handed her a few links to help with further research, I did not critically analyse her project and give amazing feedback on her pitch. It was basic and short which made it weak.

Through this exercise I learnt that I need to be more critical in giving feedback to my peers. I tend to worry about hurting their feelings and feel the need to always tell them how much I love their posts, which whilst that is true, it is not relevant. I also should take more time to go into depth, give them more ideas and questions to help with their research. Overall, I don’t think these comments were my best but I now know what I will work on of the next round.


BCM325 DA Pitch – Podcasts

The future of Podcasts with Tiana Paoletti and Elizabeth Farley.

For my DA, Tiana and I decided to try something a little different. I have never done a podcast before and with their emerging popularity right now, it seems like the best medium for us to use.

These podcasts will be conversational between us, discussing conspiracies surrounding a broad range of topics that are emerging now and will effect the future in 5, 10 or even 20+ years.

View pitch below: