by Kyle Kim
Jesse James: From Hero to Villain in the Eyes of One
by Amanda Sheridan
by Erin Mulliken
by Leanna Moxley
In this issue of TheJUMP you will find five projects, which include videos of the scripted, remixed, and documentary variety, as well as two mystory projects. The videos that bookend this issue actually provide a nice balance as the first video, by Kyle Kim, is created without verbalized dialogue, while the last, by Sarah Gould, is an oral history video. In between, we have three projects that pull together personal and popular discourses in very interesting ways. The “composited” video by Amanda Sheridan makes comment on Jesse James, historical and pop-culture figure, and how those contradictions come to shape the author. The two projects after that bring together a multitude of personal, popular, and expert elements as the students create their “mystories.” The mystory is a genre developed by Gregory L. Ulmer, emergent in his workTeletheory, performed in his own mystory “Derrida at Little Bighorn,” and put into pedagogical practice in his Internet Invention: From Literacy to Electracy text. The two included here may be the first two electronic “mystories” published by an online journal–which is to say that they pose particular challenges for publication but also to say that they may present a somewhat unfamiliar experience/reading for our journal visitors.
[Originally Published at jump.dwrl.utexas.edu – October 2010]