Get Your Facts Straight: The Case for Collaborative Ethnography

“We may lose what we have by keeping it to ourselves”  This quote from Luke Lassiter to me embodies the true inspiration behind collaborative ethnography as a research method. Lassiter describes ethnographic collaboration as a process where the relationship between researchers and participants is “moved to centre stage”. It is an approach to ethnography that…

Recollections: Television and the Sting of a Feather Duster

In a living room in Kogarah Bay, back in 1983, seven-year-old Karen throws her arms in a huff, stamping her bare feet on the hideous shag carpet in defiance. She had been caught sneaking her way behind the lounge yet again, desperate to watch a television screening of ET: The Extra-Terrestrial. Whether she wasn’t allowed…

Media Spaces, or Glaikit Makers!?

As I sat down to write this post I felt a surge of classic perfectionist panic…how on Earth am I going to write about a single experience when my whole life has been molded by the interworking of media spaces!? And then I had it- the eureka moment. Maybe MY life had been a flurry…