During this Live Tweeting series we covered 2040, Alita Battle Angel, Ready Player One, Blade runner 2029, Robot and Frank and The Matrix. Personally i enjoyed Alita Battle Angel the most, specifically due to the amount of outside inclusion the tweets i made garnered. In this blog I will feature several but not all of my tweets with the hope of looking back on the concepts and potentially linking the lessons learned to my Digital Artefact.
First Up: Lets meet Alita_Warrior_99 (of the Alita Army Hashtag)
This individual started commenting on my Alita tweets, and even referred me to another BCM students, I would later come to discover that they were apart of a hashtag whose purpose was to push for a sequel to the movie. Eventually they mentioned me in a thread generated by the organizer of the hashtag (as far as I can tell) who was using BCM325’s regular jump to the top of the trending list on Twitter as a sounding board for the hashtag. So not only did we learn about future-cyber sci fi and Japanese manga themes, we also learner about opportunism and the way social media can be manipulated for ones own goals.
Secondly: Blade Runner 2049/Ready Player One
Frankly I was pretty proud of these two sets of live tweets, I did some pretty in depth research and found out information about films I had already enjoyed previously which increased my level of interest in the behind the scenes nature of films in general. I discovered the passion to actually do the live tweets in these weeks.
Finally: Dealing with Disinterest, Blocking and Feedback despite it
Robot and Frank was by far the third most boring film I had ever watched in my, wait for it, Life. I understand actors come in all shapes and sizes but far out I just could not relate to the character of Frank or his weird ass robot. I spent my tweets talking about skinny cars and potential mismanagement of the technology uses, because policy and big pharma were the more interesting option somehow. I am a procrastinator (see the due date of this assignment haha not really) but these tweet they were clearly a result of karma. Also being bored brings out my casual side I think, citation of the three ‘ok boomer’ moments in my tweets are evidence enough.
More importantly was the lesson I learned about negative feedback, I dont mean feedback that puts work in a negative light though I mean spam. Squeaker90 is one of my followers, I might know them ijn person but to be honest they just post the same thing under each post making it hard for me to get excited about twitter responses or potential feedback, I block them after this week and my feedback loop has gone even more quite somehow.