Ellis et al. describe autoethnography as "retrospectively and selectively writ[ing] about epiphanies" (2011, p. 4). As such, 'A Bollywood Affair' is a pastiche of digital media which outlines the respective experiences of a cultural insider, and cultural outsider as they experience Bollywood cinema. View the project below. Digital Artifacts Vlog: Bollywood for Dummies https://youtu.be/plywPQDVBjc Digi … Continue reading A Bollywood Affair: A Digital Autoethnography
Recently, Josh, Allanah and I conducted an autoethnographic study about Buddhism. Honestly, we chose to do so, because there was a Buddhist temple nearby to our place of study, and because all of us had little to no prior experience with Buddhism. Thus, this autoethnographic journey would be one of discovery, and unexpected epiphanies.
I have embarked on a cultural journey: into the mudras of Buddha. Starting with a shocking discovery: Buddhism is not technically a religion since Buddha himself is not a god, but a man. This made me think: maybe my idea of Buddhism was completely wrong.
This week, I watched an anime film for the first time. It was vastly different than expected. Upon reflecting on the practices of auto-ethnography, the experience of live-tweeting the screening and my own cultural framework I was able to realise the vast influence Akira has had on pop culture everywhere.