The Live Tweeting Awards

Hello and welcome to the annual ceremony in which we highlight the great and reflect on the not-so-great tweets of each week for the first half of BCM325. Let the show commence…

Week 1: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

AWARDS:

Best Research-Based Tweets…

Best Discussion Starter…

Best Subject Related Tweet…

(Subject Topic: Imagination)

Favourite Re-Tweet…

Honourable Mention (creativity, humour or relatability):

CRITICAL REFLECTION ON WEEK 1:

This week was definitely focussed on getting used to live-tweeting, which can be seen by the fewer amount of tweets and engagement in comparison to later weeks. My lack of confidence in live-tweeting resulted in my tweets focussing on general opinions about the movie with minor engagement with academic and news sources as well as the lecture content. It can be seen that I draw upon the ‘imagination’ subject content in reply to Chris, but this definitely could have been developed and pushed further. I was, however, successful in creating valuable discussions and posing interesting questions regarding the themes of the movie, as seen in my ‘best discussion starter’ tweet.

Week 2: West World (1978)

AWARDS:

Best Research-Based Tweets…

Best Discussion Starter…

Best Subject Related Tweet…

(Subject Topic: Science Fiction)

Favourite Re-Tweet (no re-tweets this week so have included my favourite tweet that I replied to):

Honourable Mention (creativity, humour or relatability):

CRITICAL REFLECTION ON WEEK 2:

West World made me quite philosophical this week, and I heavily focussed on the themes and emotions that arose throughout the viewing of this movie in my tweets. In week 2, I also improved my ability to discuss reviews, facts, and articles related to the film, which helped me form more profound opinions and analyses. Some of my tweets created substantial discussions, which was great to see, but I still clearly struggled to directly relate the movie to the subject content. I was far more enthusiastic about this movie than Space Odessey, which affected my ability to participate in the live discussions, as seen through my greatly improved engagement this week compared to last week.

Week 3: Blade Runner (1982)

AWARDS:

Best Research-Based Tweets…

Best Discussion Starter…

Best Subject Related Tweets…

(Subject Topic: Multiple Futures and Othering + Futurology)

Favourite Re-Tweet…

Honourable Mention (creativity, humour or relatability):

CRITICAL REFLECTION ON WEEK 3:

This week, you can definitely see a vast improvement in how I engage with the subject materials, sources discussing the movie, and students. In my tweets, I referred to three future studies concepts seamlessly within my conversations with students. This shows vast improvement from week one, offering a reflection on how live-tweeting has enhanced my ability to engage with subject materials, connecting them to movies and entertainment.

I also tried to create discussions through a different method this week, being polls. While the poll did get responses, this was ineffective in starting conversations. However, it was an interesting experiment demonstrating my continued engagement with the live-tweeting task.

WEEK 4: Ghost in The Shell (1995)

AWARDS:

Best Research-Based Tweets…

Best Discussion Starters…

Best Subject Related Tweet…

N/A

Best Re-Tweet…

Honourable Mention (creativity, humour or relatability):

CRITICAL REFLECTION ON WEEK 4:

I think the most significant point of reflection this week is how I didn’t engage with any subject content! This point is especially interesting after following such a successful tweeting session in week 3. I think this mainly comes down to the fact that I hadn’t watched the lecture content before engaging in the live-tweeting seminar, which ultimately meant I failed in this discussion area. I did think that the Pinterest aesthetic tweet was an interesting and creative way to discuss the movie, and I was also happy with my research based tweets for this week.

WEEK 5: The Matrix (1999)

AWARDS:

Best Research-Based Tweets…

Best Discussion Starters…

Best Subject Related Tweet:

N/A

Best Re-Tweet…

Honourable Mention (creativity, humour or relatability):

CRITICAL REFLECTION OF WEEK 5 (PODCAST) + OVERALL ANALYSIS OF LIVE-TWEETING SO FAR:

Thanks for reading, and remember to Keep it Sweet!

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