An autoethnographic research in digital re-collection : art-based inquiry of personal memory
The subject-matter of this study is the researcher’s personal digital collection that is recovered from his computer which hasn’t been used for over 10 years and considered to be not functioning. With the help of digital file recovery procedures, the researcher shares his experiences on re-collecting digital items and the process of artistic expression that serves as the research question that is posed: What would be the potential approaches to a personal memory work - both in written and artistic/practical form- that grants its own reading. Suitable methodology for the researcher’s endeavor has been considered to be autoethnography that prioritizes personal experience in qualitative research. The research that leads up to a practical project and a written study has been conducted simultaneously. Autoethnographic research methodology has been used to inspect and document in a way that aims self-reflexivity.