Author: celenascava

Akira (1988) and Auto-Ethnography

This week in class we live tweeted whilst watching the Japanese anime film, Akira (1988).

Many praise the film, therefore l had high expectations before watching Akira. I must admit it did meet my expectations. We watched the English dubbed version, which definitely helped during the live tweeting process. I have participated in many live tweeting exercises, however, my reflection on this week’s tweets will involve a look at how my cultural framework shapes the tweets l create, and how this relates to the auto-ethnographic method.

The influence of my cultural framework has a great effect on what l produce. Considering my tweets this week, it is evident that everything l make, write or create is altered by my culture. Live tweeting is an auto-ethnographic form, where l observe a culture and discuss certain opinions, stories and perspectives displayed in the text. Ethnography as stated by

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Week 1: Rai Italia and Gojira (1954)

First week of University for the semester and l was absent. Instead, l was finishing my five week trip to Europe, where l was immersed in various cultures. It’s ironic that my first blog post for the semester is based on culture. My cultural background is Italian and Australian. l was born in Australia, however, my nationality is Italian, as both my grandparents were born in Italy. I was lucky enough to visit Italy on my trip. When reading the brief for the first blog post as part of my Digital Asia subject, l immediately reminisced about my childhood and growing up in an Italian family.

As a kid my favourite films were the iconic Disney/Pixar films such as Monsters Inc. and Toy Story. Even now my go to TV shows are the mainstream favourites, such as, Game of Thrones, Gossip Girl and Friends. Growing up with…

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