Ellis et all (2011) defines autoethnography through three specific terms;
- AUTO – personal experience
- ETHNO – understanding cultural experiences
- GRAPHY – describe and systematically analyse
These three key words are essential to grasp the writing and research methods used for this genre of qualitative research; from personal experience gained by authors to develop and understand a greater cultural connection (Anderson, 2006).
Through knowledge and insights gained via the screening and live tweeting, a well-rounded epiphany was formed; which can directly relate to creative minds and their own autoethnographic study.
The weeks screening of the Japanese animated dystopian cyberpunk film; Akira, 1988 provided me insights into some of the prominent creative minds in the film and music industry. Katsuhiro Otomo not only directed Akira, but adapted the screenplay from his very own manga comic of the same name, also developed in the 80s. Even though this film…
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