Mechanical and Cyborg Enhancements: GITS

T H I N K Sam

Auto ethnography according to Carolyn Ellis, Tony E. Adams & Arthur P. Bochner is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno). It requires inspiration from text, digital media or communication technology, subculture, industry or practice that allows an epiphany into a new direction of critical thinking or research. This particular methodology allows a personal thought processes that allow the individual to make sense of something and in my own reflection, The Ghost in the Shell was a starting point to uncover some underlying themes and patterns of existential thought into humanity and machines.  By using auto ethnography, we “realize that stories are complex, constitutive, meaningful phenomena that teach morals and ethics, introduce unique ways of thinking and feeling, and help people make sense of themselves and others”.

Understanding a unique and new culture is almost impossible…

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