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Lovers of Live – BCM325 DA Contextual Essay


As stated in my pitch, Lovers of Live is my existing DA that consists of a WordPress blog and an Instagram account that reviews, and celebrates, live music events.

I approached the Future Cultures DA challenge in BCM325 by iterating Lovers of Live content to focus on the next 5 years of the future of live music. To do this in a way that aligned with my existing, engaging audience, I chose to focus on specific artists like BTS, Harry Styles and ABBA to explore the ways in which the future of live music encompasses the Anthropocene, Wendell Bell’s futurology, paradigm shifts in media and technological innovations.

www.loversoflive blogs includes:

@loversoflive Instagram posts/Reel includes:

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After the first five weeks of live-tweeting our BCM325 science-fiction film screenings, I was excited to dive into the remaining movies on our list. The schedule from weeks 6 – 11 included:

1. Robot and Frank
2. Arrival
3. Alita: Battle Angel
4. Ready Player One
5. Don’t Look Up

One thing that was beneficial about BCM325 this session was our ability to live-tweet and watch the film in our own time, especially if we weren’t able to attend the seminar. This option was necessary for me in the final weeks of the subject, as I became unwell and was admitted into hospital. Not the best timing, but health comes first, and to my great amusement (and pleasure) there was a solid rotation of Marvel and science-fiction films on the hospital move channels!

The methods I applied to make the live-tweeting process less overwhelming proved to be effective in weeks…

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Over the past five weeks in BCM325, I’ve been live-tweeting our weekly screenings of iconic science fiction films. The schedule has included:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Westworld
3. Blade Runner
4. Ghost in the Shell
5. The Matrix

The process of live-tweeting was originally overwhelming, especially when the film was one that I was unfamiliar with. I found in these circumstances, research aided my understanding and context of themes in the film. It was also helpful to post tweets that centred around the cinematography, behind-the-scenes facts or film trivia.

However, it was my goal to live-tweet with purpose, sharing sources (both academic and pop-culture) and relating film themes to BCM325 lecture content. Therefore, from week four, I started pre-watching the film to draft tweets. I believe this enhanced the quality of my tweets, evident in these tweets and threads about ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Ghost in The…

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In BCM325 – Future Cultures – we were asked to provide feedback on our peers’ DA pitches. In this blog post, I will reflect on the experience and note the ways in which it furthered my learning.


Thy is exploring the future of coffee and will share her content on TikTok by creating videos ranging in length from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.


Maddy is working on the University of Wollongong Digital Media Society (UOWDMS) Facebook as an executive, as well as forecasting the future of Facebook and UOWDMS in the short and medium term.


Daniel is exploring the future of gaming and advancements of technology in the gaming world. He will be posting content on YouTube with videos ranging between 5 to 7 minutes in length.


When critically self-evaluating the feedback I gave my BCM325 peers, I noted the ways in which…

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BCM325 DA Pitch – Lovers of Live


BCM325 is all about the future and I’m eager to continue building Lovers of Live as I explore the future of live music. I will achieve this by regularly posting blog posts to and creating engagement with fans (plus promotional posts) on Instagram.

Whilst imagination is necessary when forecasting the future, solid research will be necessary for my DA – both in the form of academic sources and pop-culture news.

Some academic sources I’m eager to read include:
Future Cultures: A brief history of VR
Dead Stars Live – Kenny Forbes
Music Audiences and Virtual Reality
Inclusion by live streaming?

Examples of pop-culture news that already complement academic sources I’ll be reading include:
BTS livestream concert in cinemas
Splendour XR
Lil Nas X Roblox concert
In-game concerts

I’m also eager to do further research on the future of live music…

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