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.
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.
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.
When we engage with social media, we are engaging with the documentations of people's real-life experiences - whether that be an article, a tweet, an instagram story, or a facebook post.
Research is unexpected. But it is surprising and fulfilling, and the ways in which it can peel back the surface of seemingly plain issues to reveal their multifaceted complexities its truly wonderful.
Concentrating at university is hard enough, let alone when faced with a constant array of push notifications from our mobile devices.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes" - Marcel Proust I have found the process of researching the relation between Push Notifications and Students very interesting. Initially, I set out determined to prove that push notifications are a major distraction, and I thought, surely, my research must …