Discussion in class with Sarah Pink revolved around Reflexivity.
Here are some notes:
- Emma has a new appreciation for shaggy
- Writing about people, is a sensitive area. How significant is your work to the people in the research or interviews etc?
- Be practical about ethics and what you find
- Reflexivity – Your responsibility to the research. What is your relationship with the work? How does it impact what you know?
- Therefore, it is being conscious and aware of the knowledge you are constructing
- What is reflexivity – social science?
- It is also about being reflexive and ethical as well
- There is a certain ethics even when analysing and understanding texts
- Balance between what you know and what you are making
- The core of reflexivity is most relevant to you – look at it as subjectivity
- This leads the questions: What is the knowledge you have gained through life? How does this impact your research? How does this make you bias?
- What does it say about who you are? What does your knowledge bring to research?
- We must also seek other ways of understanding
- Being aware of what you are learning when you are out of your comfort zone to gain new knowledge
- We must also be aware of the knowledge we gain. How do yo want the research to impact?
- What is the reflexivity within your research topic? What are you as a person trying to bring to this area?
- Think about how you navigate the theory as you do research
- Why are certain things more interesting than others? Why are somethings not as relevant or helpful than others? – Even when it isn’t relevant or helpful it is in crossing that idea off
- The core of the knowledge
Mitch: Critical object:
- xbox hand controller
- It has a sense of “Futuristic” qualities. (Space ship Driver?)
- Is it handheld or works best sitting on the table in front of you?
- What is the relationship between technology and how people perceive the world?
- Possibilities will always be tangled by what people can actually do
- Are we digital natives?
- Applying reflexivity on our own experiences and knowledge towards the critical object. How does it shape what we think of it? And ultimately, what does it bring to a research project?