Author: DIGC330

This blog is part of an undergraduate course at the University of Wollongong for students in the Bachelor of Communication and Media studies.

DIGC330 Week Five: Digital Artifacts

No set reading for Week 5 as I will be addressing Digital Artifacts (DAs) in lecture this week.

Tutorials will focus on individual research and autoethnographic investigation in the blogs this weeks.

Groups will have time to work on their collaborative projects in the lab seminars.

The Prezi for Week 5 is here

DIGC330 Week Four: Digital Storytelling, Development and Modernity

Welcome to Week 4 of DIGC330 for 2014.

This week Sukhmani has nominated a couple of background readings relevant to the case study on digital storytelling in the lecture time.

Tacchi, Jo A. (2009) ‘Finding a voice : digital storytelling as participatory development in Southeast Asia’. In Hartley, John & McWilliam, Kelly (Eds.) Story circle : digital storytelling around the world. Wiley-Blackwell.

Russo, A., & Watkins, J. (2005, December 31). Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling newmedia and co- creation in Asia. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT [Online], 1(4). Available:

Week 4 Power Point slides – DIGC330_Week4

Students will be blogging on their independent research projects this week and using some of lab time to plan and schedule the group project research and production for the following six weeks.

Individual Blogging Task for Week 4

  • Pick a group that is ‘peripheral’ in some sense in an Asian or Asian diasporic research site of your choice.
  • What kinds of digital media do they use to give voice to their own demands and stories?
  • What is your experience of viewing/hearing these stories?

DIGC330 Week Three: Autoethnography and digital artefacts

The Prezi for Week Three is here.

We will discuss your autoethnographic inquires and start to consider ways of using digital artefacts to present your findings.

The reading for Week Three is:

Denzin, Norman K 2003, Performing [Auto] Ethnography Politically,The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 25:257–278 and is available here.

Week One: Auto-ethnography as research and investigating the production, consumption and circulation of Asian digital media

Reading: Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview’, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1.

The reading this week introduces you to autoethnographic method and lead author, Carolyn Ellis, expands on the approach in this audio lecture on music, ethnographic, reflexive writing and personal storytelling.

Further Reading:

Alsop, Christiane K. (2002) Home and Away: Self Reflexive Auto-/Ethnography’, Forum Qualitative Social Research 3:3.