A Bollywood Affair: A Digital Autoethnography

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

Bollywood: More Than Just Musicals

The practice of reflexivity throughout the research process highlights the importance of declaring and taking responsibility for our positioning as researchers. Pitard J (2017 p. 9) 'Reflexive' thinking is a phrase which is often found alongside 'autoethnography'. As Pitard 2017 (p.9-10) explains, there are two types: personal and epistemological, which are explained below. In this … Continue reading Bollywood: More Than Just Musicals

A Bollywood Affair: Digital Asia Autoethnography

Years ago, I stumbled upon a Bollywood film, Om Shanti Om. But I've never seen a Bollywood film since. And, that's about to change.

Akira (1988): A Reflection

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.

Who You Gonna Call? Host Hunters

I must admit, I came into this movie-viewing with zero expectations. But, after watching Forensic Files on small hotel TVs for the last 3 weeks I was dying for a good movie. And boy did I get one.

Memories fade, but pictures last forever.

What it means to be 'in the moment' has now expanded to include a small fragment of time wherein a documentation of that moment is captured. 

Authentic Fakes

Our social media pages are a constructed reality, rather than a representation of our real lives.