Welcome to Media Ethnographies

What are we doing here? “Ethnography is the recording and analysis of a culture or society, usually based on participant-observation and resulting in a written account of a people, place or institution.” Ethnographers are keepers, creators and storytellers. They help us to understand our behaviors, perspectives, histories and ideologies and those of others. Via various […]

Unflattening Task 3

In Week 10 you were introduced to digital storytelling for Task 3 via an online lecture and in your tutorials. Execution of this task exposes your competencies in research, inquiry, creative expression and analysis. And, as we begin understanding storytelling, we know it involves being vulnerable, authentic and reflexive. But why are you afforded so much […]

Weekly Reads – Week 6

During Week 6 we explored the ethics of street photography and public screens. The mix of posts you produced teased out some of the complex aspects of both and inspired further questions. Many of you set out with your phones and cameras, capturing us experiencing the world, that some argue we are not actually experiencing. Through […]

Weekly Reads – Week 5

“You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything’s changed. The thread’s broken. What you came to find isn’t there. What was yours is gone” – Giuseppe Tornatore This week’s posts were either observational accounts or memory conversations about cinema-going experiences. Reading through them revealed that […]