Continuing on from my last post, during BCM325 I have also commented on my classmates’ project pitches for their digital artefacts and vice versa in order to gain a scope on how well our ideas are communicated to a public of our peers. For each comment I outlined what I thought what was done well, if there was anything that could use clarification or improvement, an offered hopefully something useful they could explore in relation to their topics of interest.
Matilda’s project was exploring and investigating where the print media industry will be in the future with a specific interest in magazines. In this comment, I thought it might be useful to investigate zines as a sub-genre of magazines especially since they mentioned an interest in independent magazines. I gave links to an article focusing on the resurgence of zine culture, an article about how zines have evolved over time, and a link to event information to the Sydney zine fair.
Tahlia’s pitch was to researching futuristic technologies and incorporating that research into their blog. I raised my concerns with the clarity of their methodology as I wasn’t sure how they planned to execute their project. They outline a particular interest in A.I. goggles as well as a background in writing. Taking this on bored, I suggested that perhaps they could look into how A.I. is affecting their field. I gave them some links surrounding A.I as content creators and how content can be automated and what it could mean for humans in the industry.
Taleasha’s digital artefact reflects on the widening gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, offering her own perspective on the issues that circulate our society as an Aboriginal woman. As a non-indigenous person I felt I couldn’t offer much to work with as it is quite a personal project for Taleasha. However, she did mention wanting to incorporate different media into her blog in so I suggested the podcast Wild Black Women as a potential source of input on social issues that Aboriginal women face.
This exercise has been an informative experience as not only did I get to see and express my own input into my peers’ interpretation into the project, but I also received some great input from my peers about where to take my project in reciprocation. In reflection, I have learned that the commenting process is one that needs to be taken with care and consideration as the more thoughtful the feedback is the more helpful it is to learn and develop these digital artefacts. From this exercise, I have gained insightful feedback on how to develop my own project and have hopefully done the same for those projects for which I gave my own feedback.
In future, I will try to make more in-depth appraisals and criticisms as I feel that the ones I gave during this exercise were quite superficial and could’ve concentrated further on the project itself rather than just the delivery of the information. Overall, this has been a valuable experience and I hope the feedback I gave was as insightful and helpful as the comments I received.