Issue 2.2

Talking Points

Congo Coltan War PSA
by Keely Peden

A Golden Age
by Ron Macdon

In the Eyes of Another
by Sara Martinez

A Beautiful Rose
by Jeremiah John


In this issue of TheJUMP, we showcase four projects that we feel open a number of interesting talking points for our readers/viewers—particularly if these projects find themselves included in undergraduate courses.  The first project by Keely Peden opens a number of critical issues, ranging from general global awareness and cultural responsibility to rhetorical bias and technological failures.  The second project by Ron Macdon spins loosely into a meme and asks us to consider our relationships with those people who are close to us.  The third project by Sara Martinez ask us to think about our relationships with technology and to think about other cultures’ relationships with technology.  The fourth project by Jeremiah Dohn not only presents an interesting take on matters germane to homophobia, but the work actually positions viewers in such a way as to introduce an inherit and unavoidable tension while watching the project.  Together, these four provide much for in-class use, and as such they not only showcase interesting work but double in that they readily situate themselves for pedagogical purposes.

[Originally Published at – April 2011]