Based on the author’s own experience in using i-docs within a variety of different settings the present paper sets off with the idea of exploring the potentiality of this audio-visual form as a tool for teaching and conducting visual ethnographies. It proposes, therefore, a shift away from conventional reflections on the potentiality of i-docs as communication tools exploring instead the extent to which i-docs can be considered as proper tools for producing ethnographic evidence. This chapter offers concrete examples on how to engage with i-docs based on my own practice and discuss also the possible integration of other emerging technologies. The overarching provocation of this chapter lies in its defence of “thin descriptions”.
Favero, P.S.H. (2017) “In Defence of the “Thin”: Reflections on the Intersections Between Interactive Documentaries and Ethnography”. In: In Gómez, E., Sumartojo, C.S., Pink, S. (eds) Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research Pp. 51—65, Palgrave MacMillan
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