Taking a break from purely deconstructing my platform this week, I intend to elaborate on the artefact I will be submitting in week 13, such as why I will be using it and the justification of my choice.
So what is a Storify? Well, the creators themselves refer to it as a medium by which users tell stories by collecting updates from social networks, amplifying the voices that matter, to create a new story format that is interactive, dynamic and social. (Storify, 2014) While generally a Storify is created through collating multiple voices on a singular issue, I instead wish to use it more as a filtration system just for me, allowing me to post and comment on my own thoughts over an extended period of time.
Through the use of a Storify, I wish to convey my progression of thought and experiences through the game Monster Hunter. I feel like Storify is a good site to tell this story due to its simplistic and cross-platform style. As autoethnography is heavily reliant on personal experience, I feel that by collating my reactions ranging from live tweets while playing, to longer form writing on my WordPress (such as a game review), I will be able to establish a more descriptive and wholesome image of my experience which I can reflect on at the end.
Bochner et, al. state in their article on writing autoethnographies: “When researchers write autoethnographies, they seek to produce aesthetic and evocative thick descriptions of personal and interpersonal experience. They accomplish this by first discerning patterns of cultural experience evidenced by field notes, interviews, and/or artifacts, and then describing these patterns using facets of storytelling (e.g., character and plot development), showing and telling, and alterations of authorial voice.” (Bochner, et, al. 2011) If looking at it like this, I would view my live tweets while playing as field notes or raw data, which I can then extrapolate upon. By being able to include this data alongside my findings in the artefact, readers would have a greater sense of how I reached the conclusions I did, and also how much my opinions have changed overtime since originally playing.
My artefact can currently be found here. While it is currently very empty, I hope it will not be that way for much longer.
Ellis, C, Adams, T E, Bochner, A P 2011, ‘Autoethnography: An Overview’, Historical Social Research, vol.36, no.4, pp273-290.
2014, ‘What is Storify?’ Storify, https://storify.com/about