A documentation of our lives, viewed from each others perspective

by Lisa Lindblad on April 26, 2012

Hey everybody!
Here is our finished work, the analysis of our logs:

And here are the logs again:


/Lisa and Max
Group 2 – Tales of My Roots and Routes

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Anders Hög Hansen May 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hi Max and Lisa
Your work is well anchored in relevant media studies theory and methodological reflections (i.e. Gillian Rose and Många Möjliga Metoder). Your basic method of each doing a visual documentation and then analyzing each other’s logs is interesting. It may not produce objectivity as noted in the oral discussion, but at least a different point of view.
It could have been interesting to have a slightly different phrasing of the research question, focusing on how media informs your everyday cultural practices. Yet this is close to what you have actually done. Also, it would have been interesting to have further elaboration on the focus on material and media, the ‘stuff’ of everyday life in front of the person who stays behind the camera. Images focus on things rather than people as Max elaborates in his analysis.
Specific comments to Max’ analysis of Lisa’s log: Visual analysis stronger than text and discourse analysis. But all is grounded in relevant literature. It would have been interesting with an expansion of the conclusion which connects the work to the themes Tales of My Roots and Routes and Youth in Transition. The connection to the themes remains rather implicit in your work, until you engage with this at the end.
Specific comments to Lisa’s analysis of Max’ log: good points on Max attention to technology and game culture/practice. Also here the textual and discourse analysis appears of a lower priority. More attention is given to the use of Rose and visual analysis. The purpose of the quoting around quantitative v qualitative analysis appears unclear. Yet, you show a general reflectivity towards the different methodological choices a researcher faces. Also Lisa is late in the text connecting to roots/routes and transition. The key terms could have been more central in the analysis?
Both logs unfolds the culture of everyday life as a life immersed in a series of media practices, media is often the center of the images and everyday activity. You’ve both done well with the space given for communicating your project.
The ‘snaplog’ method as you names it proved to be an interesting format of a visual ethnography inspired by photo elicitation and auto-ethnography (you could have referred to various aspects of Gillian Rose’s chapter 11 on the use of photography in research projects).

All the best,

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