Generational Lens

All too often, cinematic experiences are presented with complete focus on viewers interactions with and enjoyment specifically of film, while ignoring the key ingredient – the cinema. In contemporary discussion, film is often presented removed from the darkness of the physical cinema; images circulate in a range of industrial contexts, to be consumed and appreciated and a variety … More Generational Lens

Wrapping it up

Blogging can be seen as a gateway experience for students who will likely be using digital technologies and media in their future endeavors regardless of their discipline. Morris 2014, p. 2. I can recall the time in my life when the prospect of writing first became exciting. I was about 14, and had just begun secretly … More Wrapping it up

Mobile phones – bringing the private into the public

Mobile phones essentially underpin society today – how we communicate, how we work and how we are entertained. I would argue, actually, that they are becoming an extension of the self, rather than merely an accessory or fun technology. As Rosenfield, O’Connor-Petrsuo and Sharon (2014, p. 312) explain, phones allow us to “email, text, find information, use maps, … More Mobile phones – bringing the private into the public

All right stop, Collaborate and (Ethnograte?)

Ethnography is the study of people and culture, usually exploring specific cultural phenomena. There are many fields of ethnography, however, that greatly benefit when research is not reciprocal, but collaborative. Collaborative ethnography, according to Lassiter (2005, p. 15),  is deliberately and explicitly collaborative –  ethnographers engage with other academics and researchers throughout every step of their … More All right stop, Collaborate and (Ethnograte?)