Reflecting on my Autoethnography — Eric Blogs

In my previous blog (linked here), I went through how Japanese animation/anime is used as a means of soft power. I gave my insight and perspective on this matter, reflecting on my own experiences creating an autoethnographic study. In this blog, I will be expanding on my previous blog and what I have discovered from […]

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A deep dive into the world of mukbang

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my initial exposure to Asian culture prior to starting the Digital Asia subject was extremely limited. As I began trying to develop ideas for my individual digital artefact, I started to think about what aspects of Asian culture I may have already briefly engaged with and wanted to understand […]

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Yuka Kinoshita; Mukbang culture — QuirkyConversations

This is Yuka Kinoshita, a 34 year old Japanese YouTuber with 5 million subscribers and over 1 billion views. She is a tiny woman who can somehow sit down and eat 5kg of Ramen in one sitting, amongst a multitude of other dishes. I discovered her channel recently and I am utterly fascinated, I […]

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Autoethnography — Eric Blogs

Autoethnography is stated by Carolyn Ellis, “Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This approach challenges canonical ways of doing research and representing others and treats research as a political, socially-just and socially-conscious act” (Ellis 2010). In other words, […]

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Screening 1 – The Host (2006) — Eric Blogs

During the live tweeting screening of The Host (2006), in the University of Wollongong Subject BCM320 (Digital Asia). I personally observed how Director of The Host Bong Joon-ho portrayed the monsters horror and impact on the film, despite its lackluster CGI model. Most of the time viewers can pick out bad CGI, leading them to get distracted from the […]

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This Is My Story-Autoethnographically Speaking! — Welcome to the Machine

Every person is like every other person, but like no other person. The autoethnographer inscribes the experiences of a historical moment, universalizing these experiences in their singular effects on a particular life. Denzin, 2003 Here I am trying to take hold of this story that is somehow intertwined with my life but is also […]

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Everything I Thought About Godzilla Was Wrong

I’m back for hopefully my last semester of University and back with another few weeks of live tweeting. Thankfully, this semester I feel much more confident with live tweeting after doing it throughout last semester in BCM325. This week we watched Gojira (1954). I will preface that this was my first Godzilla movie and it […]

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