To preface this post and my stance I had already seen the movie, Akira (1988) and loved it. But seeing the extreme violence for the second time was interesting because I got to witness others reactions (via Twitter) more closely knowing every shock and awe moment ahead of time. This allowed the auto-ethnographical practice a little easier as I could focus more on replying and reading tweets live.
Ellis describes Autoethnography as an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse personal experience in order to understand the cultural experience. (Ellis et, al. (2011). In Summary, recording what I saw and tell you here with detailed insights.
Practicing Autoethnography whilst watching Akira meant that I could read informative tweets which, gave insights into other viewers thoughts and opinions. These curated a live and connected/hive mind understanding at specifically memorable moments within the film. This is crucial…
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