EDIT: Given the time frame and other factors for working on this digital artefact I have decided to completely switch my DA focus. Before, I wanted to imagine a life after COVID-19. Now I am changing my project to the future of UOW Creative.
UOW Marketing grew UOW Creative as a dedicated prototype platform which is used to promote and showcase university life, the class environment and the creative talent within.
- UOW Students from all campuses (international and domestic)
- UOW Academics from disciplines related to the creative industries
- UOW Alumni
- High School Academics teaching disciplines relate to the creative industries
- Future Students (international and domestic)
- Future Student Influences (parents, friends, family)
- Creative Industry businesses and professionals (e.g. companies, individuals, industry bodies, suppliers, facilities, art galleries, event managers, festivals)
- Community surrounding out campuses
Concept / Content
Course Creative Output (works in progress, behind the scenes, skills/techniques, materials/equipment)
(ways of working, student experience, discussions on course work)
Creative Industries (trending topics, industry partners, opportunities)
Campus Life (campus features, events, exhibitions, hidden)
There are currently 3 platforms that we will be working on: Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. I will be working on UOW Creative Instagram.
Within each of these platforms, there are 3 different roles: Content creator, Moderator, and Content Analyst. These roles will be rotated within the team.
Showcase students work, create a local community, allow potential future students to start thinking about what they would like to study.
We will post daily. This includes stories, posts, likes/following relevant accounts.
Live After COVID-19
For my BCM325 digital artefact, I wanted to focus on a future after COVID-19. The reasons behind this may be apparent, but we are now living in a time where chaos has spread globally. Each and every country has been and will continue to be affected by the virus in some way. This can be on a macro-level (eg. international trade), or on a micro level (eg. short pasta supply).
I believe this speaks to the future as it may help encourage productive discussion rather than pure panic. Starting a discussion on the future may help to plan ahead, raise awareness, and create viable solutions.
For my project, I will be creating a series of blog posts which discusses a subtopic relating to a post-COVID future. My current blog post ideas are…
The future of:
- Social Media
I will also be interviewing my roommate on his thoughts and opinions in addition to a short YouTube video which I have already started filming…
I plan on receiving feedback via Reddit discussions and published content engagement (views, comments, likes). This will allow me to incorporate people’s thoughts and opinions into my next blog post as well as update my previous blog posts.
In terms of schedule, I plan on creating one blog post every fortnight (total of three). This will allow me to further add to my online presence and maintain consistency with uploads.
As discussed in lecture, the design of the iPad was influenced by Star Trek’s touchscreen PADD. This vision of the future led to something that we now are fortunate enough to have.
The past designed the future which relates to this BCM project having the capability to shape the future, whether it’s someone’s own personal views and ideas or something much greater. Imagining the future on a large scale leaves so much open to interpretation, ultimately fuelling creative thinking.