As part of the Digital Asia (BCM320) subject, I have been developing a digital artefact (DA) addressing my individual autoethnographic experience and research into the Sinophone sphere. Initially inspired by the live-tweeting session of Guardian (2018; aka Zhen Hun) in BCM320, I gave a trial account of my independent autoethnographic investigation, which looks into the potential of translated Chinese netizens’ top comments in broadening cultural outsiders’ knowledge about the Sinophone world as well as the Chinese culture. Despite the media ritual of reading comments, as I became busier towards the end of the semester, I outlined a plan for the conducting of my research and related practices to ensure the progress of my DA.
(You can find my digital artefact presentation at the end of this post or click the embedded link if you would like to read right away)
After two consecutive weeks of exploring South Korea, I reached the third destination in my Digital (East) Asia (BCM320) journey – Japan – by examining Akira(1988), which is widely regarded as one of the greatest anime ever made.
Technology today has redefined how human communicate. Instead of face-to-face interaction, young generations prefer a more distant way of communicating with the help of technology. While some believe it supports the communication process in terms of time and space, the rest reckon that technology degrades the values of meaningful communication by isolating individuals for machine-dependence. In this case, I personally agree with the latter idea regarding how technology has cost our communication.