BCM 302 Project Beta – Try Try again

Try Try again



Project B update:

I have been to some of the classes they teach robotics and one of their all in FRC team meetings. Looks like good potential to make advertising videos aimed at the facebook mum target and then some instagram content aimed at  kids in the age of the FRC team to help promote and develop extra involvement in the FRC team and the classes they teach to help self fund themselves. Although i am awaiting a reply and as soon as i return from uni games will further enquire how we can progress this DA.


Seven Plays


So for my other project I am working on streaming and sharing just me playing games like I normally would but with a webcam directed at my keyboard and mouse like you saw in the pitch video. I have had quite the fail lots before actually getting any content released. Initially streaming with the PC i use to game just didn’t work so i got a capture card but then i needed a USB 3 card and to find its drivers. Once that was all working and i had the webcam plugged in and Elgato streaming program setup was looking good. But when i went to stream i was sending about 1 frame every 30 seconds to twitch which is not a stream. Spent time trouble shooting and worked out it was our internet provider giving us only 4 mbps up instead of 40 causing the problems.

I have finally got it working and started messaging some designer on fiver to help work on my graphics for me, i now have content to start adding to other locations but will be away from the next week in Queensland for uni games so my streaming and content creation should homely kick into gear after that break and i can use the break to set up other streaming accounts like mixer and finalise graphics to restream.io to many locations as soon as i return.

Peer Review (Pitch 1 Comments BCM302)

Ben Floyd


Hi Ben,

I like the concept of a podcast based on overcoming personal relatable struggles in life.  I think this should integrate well with the current mix of content on your youtube channel. I also really think the shorter form factor ‘highlights’ from you podcast will work quite well on youtube.

Current podcast stats tell us 52% of podcasts are listened to on apple podcasts 19% on Spotify, 4.6% stitcher and the remaining 21% on other platforms including youtube.(link) This makes me want to recommend you looking into uploading your full form podcast in audio only form to some of these other podcast platforms to increase the reach of your content. I think this will help a lot of your potential audiences listen to your podcast as most times people encounter podcasts they want to have the running in the background which can be difficult on youtube without youtube Red.

I think That you can harness this content in a few more ways then you have suggested by posting small snippets of your podcast on twitter potentially of where the guest or yourself talks about the issue they are about to explain how they overcame. This should act as a bit of lure to come listen to your podcast as people like to have answers to questions they have heard/been asked.

Overall i really like your idea and with good placement and promotion I think you can go far with it. I would also challenge you to try and harness your snapchat to potentially add to your listeners in a non standard way.


Emma Pazarkoski


Hi Emma,

Instagram something almost everyone has and has more and more people hopping on the bandwagon every day. It’s good to see you already have some established content on your page as a starting point for your DA. Your clear purpose of both presenting work and creating something beautiful because the works individually are. I also encourage the stepping out of your comfort zone to ask people if they don’t mind you taking a photo to help you diversify some of your content and gather content more consistent.

It seems like your portrait shots get the most interactions on your instagram page currently and i think it would be worth seeing if this has anything to do with the use of tagging people, hashtags or timing.

A couple things I would recommend on instagram to make your posts harder for people browsing to just scroll past is always the use of square or portrait images to maximise the screen space your post will take up in someone’s instagram. Also I would recommend only putting one or 2 hashtags in the description of your images and putting up to 30 on the image as a comment so your post still appears with those hashtags but people don’t have to scroll past the hashtags.


BCM302 Project Pitch

Projects overview:

Project B:

help increase quality of video production for youtube + facebook, through the use of premier. this will aid an increase in professional feel.

More professional feel through consistent branding and style on all platforms, go to their meetings and some classes they run to help improve their skills record content and produce content for them.

With this experience i hope to increase my skills in branding and targeting.



I will twitch stream using a camera pointed at my keyboard and mouse as a ‘facecam’ replacement on the stream to differentiate my content from everyone else. This should especially differentiate my content as I only have 7 fingers in total. I will take highlight games and upload them to a youtube channel and highlight plays and put them on instagram.

I hope this will also help me towards my future in advertising by brand creation and targeting specific people that may be interested.



BCM212 – reflection

The process of thinking up a question, checking there is a purpose and audience for the answer to the question, developing a set of questions to gather information about the topic without unconscious bias the communicating and receiving answers to the question has showed me a few new things. Both things I learned and things that should be done differently to how I did them.

Firstly i learned about the amount of unconscious bias that goes into questions and the way peoples answers can be greatly shifted to align what the question is suggesting by subconsciously dissuading answers that go against the question. Eg: in what way does x mean y ? this question leaves no real way for someone to explain that in-fact they don’t think x means y and makes it very hard for this opinion to be analysed, you are not really asking a question you are finding out why people agree with you.

Secondly I learned that you need to be willing for your preconceived ideas to be totally wrong about the topic you are investigating and that the final conclusion/question raised by the research you do may not fit into a category you initially thought. Eg: you think you will find out yes this is good or no it is bad but really in fact you find out that for certain groups of people they greatly benefit but others it is a detriment to them, so your answer is both yes and no and not a definitive conclusion you thought you would achieve about your topic.

Lastly the main thing I think I would do differently if I were to do this project again is be willing to included all the questions that seem in any way connected to the research topic that we may not have found a direct link to our question. Such as the gender question we added which allowed us to rule out that this idea was just appealing to a single gender group which really is not in any way a question helping us solve the question at hand but helps control external variables.

In summary this was an interesting experience which help me learn more about subconscious bias in questions, looking outside the expected answers and that the influencing factor might not be something you think relates at all but in the end does matter.

EctoTalk -BCM214 DA


EctoTalk is the idea pitched by the group I was in called Musk’s Memers. This idea heavily indexed into the ideas of the shared economy and globalisation. The goal of EctoTalk was to help to facilitate the continual homogenisation of cultures. It is an innovative use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology that doesn’t just try to expand or integrate smart phone technology further into everyday life. Instead EctoTalk uses AR technology with Augmented Sound Recognition (ASR) to create a new way of communication.

I think this is a very innovative way to look at AR technology which is predicted to be the next big thing in the technology space. This new way of using AR technology like EctoTalk can provide large amounts of social utility. This social utility comes from multi language speakers and limited hearing users. Those that are speaking between languages can use EctoTalk as the intermediary instead of the need for a translator as is provides live subtitles to the user in their own language and can speak back the users words into the language that they are being spoken to in. For deaf and hard of hearing people who use EctoTalk it helps them be more spatially aware of what around them and interact with people using EctoTalk as their voice and read the live subtitles of what is being said to them. This creates opportunity for integration of these people into situations they would otherwise be unable to contribute in without someone who can sign or the use of writing.


I believe this innovation will also help integrate with the digital economy. EctoTalk will do this by innovating the way in which AR technology is used and harnessed. It provides a new way to look at how AR technology can be used to do more than just be a new fancy smart watch type accessory for your smart phone. This type of innovation helps prompt others to find new innovative way to use and improve this technology. This in turn will also help the shared economy with better designs for everyone.


EctoTalk you could say is is partially derivative of a google translate. Except this is nothing new under the sun , which many people have said (originally King Solomon of Israel, Ecclesiastes 1:9)  and is now just an expression which shows how we just iterate ideas and improve efficiency of ideas with innovation not really create anything new. EctoTalk does this both improving the efficiency and ease of use of this type of technology and innovating how it can be used.

I created this style of DA advertisement for the EctoTalk following the industry standard short style ads thats tease then reveal and quick fire some tech specs of the product of to gain interest. This suits EctoTalk because it is an innovative new tech product. This video provides some hint as to EctoTalks potential but generally serves to show off the products design more than be an informative PSA about EctoTalk.



Do University Students use music as a piece of their study ritual? Why/Why not?

For my scale scale research project into the University experience I intend to research ‘ Do University Students use music as a piece of their study ritual? Why/Why not?’. This will analyse wether music is a core part of the University study experience and why this is or is not the case.

This topic is highly relevant to the current University experience in the wake of the massive availability of music through streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. This combined with the availability of unlimited internet access provided at University massively increase the accessibility and scope of music available for students to include in their study ritual. These Factors combined explain why and demonstrate that the majority if not all Students studying at University have the option to include music into their study ritual.

Given all these factors I believe my research topic is achievable as students at this Australian University are each making conscious decision about the use of music in their own study rituals. This means there is the information to be collected, but now to looking at the achievability in a timely fashion. To establish this I need to assess the scope of the research project. This research project is limited to a single class of students at this particular Australian University which means it is achievable to gather information from the entire sample through surveys and/or short interviews. The amount of data collected from the total sample size will be analysable as a whole due to the constrains on research participants.

The questions scope must also be considered as to whether the amount of data collected will be able to be analysed and conclusions reached from the research conducted. I believe the question is broad enough to remove the subjective opinion of myself on the topic from the data that will be collected to answer the research topic. But still limited enough to target a particular piece of the University experience and to successfully draw conclusions about the use of music by Students as part of their study ritual.

Other questions could be raised about “How Background Music Effects Concentration(Chou, Peter Tze-Ming, 2010) or “Background music: Effects on Attention performance” ( Shih, Yi-Nuo; | Huang, Rong-Hwa | Chiang, Hsin-Yu, 2012) or ” Effect of different music genre: Attention vs. Meditation ” (Esther Ramdinmawii , Vinay Kumar Mittal, 2017). I am not trying to attain the effectiveness of listening to music while studying but only whether it is a core part of the University Student study ritual. While some answers may lead to questions of the effectiveness of musics usage while studying the limiting of scope makes this research topic timely and achievable.

Why then is this still worth doing when we are just looking at wether or not music is a key element of the University Student Experience?

This article explores ” Campus Culture and the Experiences of Chicano Students in a Predominantly White University “(, 2002) where it explains music as part of the campus culture. This research project will explore further and more currently in 2019 wether music has become so much a part of University Experience that it is a key part of Students study rituals. This article: “University students’ strong experiences of music: Pleasure, engagement, and meaning” (, 2011) also supports the idea that music is a key experience for University Students.

This article : “Effects on Reading Comprehension of Preferred Music and Frequency of Studying to Music ” (, 1975) says that the performance of the tested students changed depending on whether they usually listened t music and studied or did not which leads to the question why would it work for some people and not others. Which brings us back to my research topic which is trying to answer that why behind the use of music while studying.



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Effect of different music genre: Attention vs. Meditation ” (Esther Ramdinmawii , Vinay Kumar Mittal, 2017). ieeexplore.ieee.org/…act/document/8272603 [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].

Effects on Reading Comprehension of Preferred Music and Frequency of Studying to Music ” (, 1975) journals.sagepub.com/…6/pms.1975.41.2.553 [Accessed 21 Mar. 2019].



Internet, Internet everywhere – Week 12

The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to when everyday objects are connected to the internet to increase their functionality. For example why get a doorbell that just makes a ringing sound when you can get a doorbell with motion sensors auto recording and can be answer from your phone anywhere:

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The number of internet connected devices actually surpassed the number of humans way back in 2008, thats 10 years ago and is on track for 50 billion devices by 2020. These devices are small little changes that can seamlessly work together to provide you easy of use. For example i can simple say ‘hey siri turn on the living room lights’ and the living room lights turn on due to my hue light globes. Also yes if you’re wondering i do have a ring doorbell and it is great especially when everyone is away you can answer the door or just look and see who is at your door to check everything is all g.

What do you think of the IoT, do you buy in?


How to keep citizens safe online – Week 11

how to use your phone by the US government

The dark web is an anonymised internet by use of proxied connections to create untraceable anonymous communicate throughout the internet. This leads to all sorts of opportunity for good and bad to happen and has leads to things such as wiki-leaks and other not so good things like the fact Australia has the 2nd highest per capita rate of dark web drug dealers world wide.

now to my remediation this internet is untraceable and allows for people to go access things governments and other companies probably don’t want you looking if they hack or exploit there way into your system with no trace but as is the internet now have a copy of all your data. This leads to things such as finding that the us government despite promises to companies to report fund security flaws to be fixed kept list and ways to access secure files and devices through exploits that could be executed by anyone, they are not just government only keys.

the dark web is a large unknown to most people what do you know of it?

The original hacktivists – Week 10

Hope you just appreciated that….

This week my remediation shows the first form tool Hacktivists used on people phones systems that they were trying to disrupt. This is almost like the original DOS (Denial of Service) attack available. now days DDOS is more know about and easier to stop from happening. But there are many other non rudimentary tools used by hacker and hacktivists to raise awareness about issues and help stop those doing the wrong moral thing in the eyes of the collective moral conscience of the internet. Everything digital and encrypted is not truly untouchable as shown by the ‘unbreakable’ enigma machine and we all know how that went. while things like encryption drastically increase security they has to be a way to decrypt it so therefore it is not perfectly safe.

Digital resistance to those in control can be simple things such as using vpn to block all useful information about browsing from being provided to you ISP or quite serious and involve large scale organised hacks from groups such as anonymous.

The power of the individual within the collective – Week 9

The internet is a large collective of people who communicate in  a dialogical way. This means there is both receiving and transmission of information from every communication node/person. With the emergency of social media to organise this large collective the individual is able to harness the power of the collective which has huge impact :

The power of the collective can be harness generally then there is moral outrage at certain actions that have been seen. For example the dictatorship in Tunisia was exposed on wiki-leaks then facebook was the place people share this information and coordinated massive protests and shared the images to the world of the nonviolent protest that the government was misrepresenting till eventually the president stepped down and fled the country. This all started because one person whistle blew what was happening in Tunisia then harnessed the power of the collective through social media and the internet for change.