How to build a game: lock four communication and media students with varying majors in a room for a couple of hours and see what gets pushed out.
The constantly shifting communication and media landscape allows for a diverse range of relevant, up to date information and news correspondence on the topics that matter to us. Whether this is on the politician, poverty, the animal, the robot, the future of work, or the planet, there is always something current to talk about.
Ethnographic research of people and their surrounding media is a topic which we discuss daily without realising we do. Analysing, commenting, scrolling and liking all fall under the umbrella term of ethnographic research in our current online environment, and plays a significant role in how we shape our perceptions of self-identity and how others shape their own identity.
The creative process that was applied to explore the theme of “rhythm” was quite a challenging one.
Capability: a constraint referring to the limitations on human movement due to physical or biological factors. For example, a person cannot be in two places at one time, and therefore cannot also watch two movies airing in different cinemas at the same time. (Corbett, 2001)
“We’re getting used to a new way of being alone together.” (Turkle, 2012)
For my first blog post, I turned to my parents to undertake this ethnographical interview, and to my pleasant surprise, I found myself immersed in the story of how my Dad was raised and the role television played in his life.
Before this year, I would say I had quite an ideal relationship with media and its varying forms. From where I was standing, I could confidently say it wasn’t defining who I was and who I was looking out for. Before the beginning of this year I would say I had a strong media presence, but my world didn’t revolve around it.
Throughout this research process, I have gained insight into the various methods of research practice, the ethical standards set by this process, and varying opinions and ideas regarding my chosen topic.