If I was to take one lesson away from BCM300 this semester, it would be this: analog game development is deceptively difficult. For an assessment that seems relatively simple on the surface, the numbers of layers that need to be addressed are staggering, not least of all grasping that initial spark. My first week of … More battle to be the last man standing.
Welcome back to my digital artefact for 2019. For those who don’t know, I’ve been testing out the alpha version of the Arts, English and Media Faculty’s virtual reality art gallery. It’s been a particularly bumpy road to this point, but it finally has a clear shape and direction. The future of art could very … More let’s make this beta than before.
One of my favourite parts about digital media subjects such as BCM325 is that it allows us the opportunity to examine the projects of other students and in doing so, understand a different way of thinking than our own. Through our examinations and comments, we are invited to experience an idea in its infancy and help guide it towards a solid, tangible digital artefact. … More don’t be such a pitch about the future.
Live-tweeting is an integral part of communications and media. It encourages me to engage thoroughly, think deeply, and share knowledge between my fellow students. This semester in BCM325, we’ve been tasked with live-tweeting a variety of movie screenings throughout history that tackle ‘future cultures’ in some form, and in doing so develop a deeper understanding … More cinema eyes and a pop-culture brain.
At some point in all our lives, we sit back and wish we had a chance to do it over – retry that date, win that argument, even re-do our time at uni. Would we study a little harder, socialise more, or drop out entirely? What better way to do it again than through a little tabletop card game? Welcome to Game of University. … More time to go back to school.
“The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!” … More drinking in the sunlight.
It’s a new year, and that means a new digital artefact. This time, the digital artefact is being developed for BCM325: Future Cultures. The nature of the class asks us to look to and imagine the future by examining the past and the present. By extension, our digital artefacts will be doing the same thing … More painting with pixels.