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beta comments – pot calling the kettle black

Beta One: Future of Live Music

(Alex Fisher)

Alex’s digital artefact is looking at the future of live music across 2 blog posts and a final podcast. For this round of feedback, I wanted to tailor each comment more to the actual digital artefacts and less following my usual comment structure; which can be hard to break free from. I decided to focus on three areas with this BETA: engagement ideas, visual components, and additional sources.

Providing feedback on areas that they could improve for their future posts was constructive in my eyes, and is the name of the feedback loop game. The source in particular would be a great addition to their research for the upcoming blog post on virtual reality, and I hope it can be of use to them.

Beta Two: Are you sure you want to buy that?

(Danielle Gooden)

This digital artefact is looking at the future impacts of the fashion industry in a three part video essay series. In their supporting text, Danielle expressed that a roadblock they were facing was difficulty with finding academic sources. I decided to include three different academic sources on the areas of fast fashion, eco textiles, and the future of sweat shops.

Each of these sources can be applied to their project, so I would like to think this was a useful route to take feedback wise. At this point in my feedback journey, I realised that giving students feedback who were miles ahead of me digital artefact wise felt a bit hypocritical. This beta, as do all, could have been improved – but I personally found it a little awkward to give project feedback for Danielle (who is doing a great job) while I am a little behind.

Beta Three: @Sustain_Foot

(Hayden Curley)

Hayden’s digital artefact is a Twitter account discussing the future implications of overconsumption from a sustainability perspective. I went with engagement tips and additional sources for this particular BETA. Both of the ideas I think would be very useful for Hayden to consider in their future posts.

Something I wish I included in my feedback was the acknowledgement of their science fiction movie focus, I think that is a great class link and makes for a more engaging series of tweets. It could be a unique path to take to help make their account stand out.

Feedback for myself

I think that the quality of my feedback since the pitches has improved, but you can still see the underlying structure of ‘good, bad, source’ which I tried to avoid in the beginning. First off, an area I think I excelled was actually providing high quality sources when it came to the academic articles I recommenced. Each of them can be easily applied to each project and had really useful data. I did not include links, but I have found that providing the full name and the database where it can be found is a really effective way to recommend academic sources.

I have learnt that it is difficult to give constructive criticism on a project in which you are not confident in your own work. I say this because while my comments are relatively sound, I felt like an imposter writing them. All of the feedback I am giving my peers is more than applicable to myself, and then some.

Perhaps recognising areas of improvement is easier when you have made similar mistakes, but it is all apart of the process I suppose. In future feedback scenarios, I would like to focus more on subject content and assistance with that. Lecture content and concepts is a large part of the digital artefact criteria, and is a place where everyone in the cohort would probably appreciate feedback – even if they have covered it off.

References

Charron, J-P 2017, ‘Music audiences 3.0: Concert-goers’ psychological motivations at the dawn of virtual reality’, Frontiers in psychology, vol. 8, no. MAY, pp. 800–800.

Frick, V, Matthies, E, Thøgersen, J & Santarius, T 2021, ‘Do online environments promote sufficiency or overconsumption? Online advertisement and social media effects on clothing, digital devices, and air travel consumption’, Journal of consumer behaviour, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 288–308.

Heuer, M & Becker-Leifhold, C 2018, Eco-friendly and Fair: Fast Fashion and Consumer Behaviour 1st edn, Routledge, Milton.

Ozturk, E, Koseoglu, H, Karaboyaci, M, Yigit, NO, Yetis, U & Kitis, M 2016, ‘Sustainable textile production: cleaner production assessment/eco-efficiency analysis study in a textile mill’, Journal of cleaner production, vol. 138, pp. 248–263.

Trumpbour, J 2021, ‘Global sweatshops: the history and future of North-South solidarity campaigns in Bangladesh and beyond’, Labor history, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 109–114.

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