Experiments in performance, identity, and digital space: 48 mystory remixes, remixed

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Abstract

The project, informed by Gregory Ulmer’s mystory technique, asks students to use performance and remix praxis to explore issues of digital identity. This chapter utilizes a writing style inspired by mystory and collage, performing how the project was applied and experienced in a communication and performance studies course. One might argue Dr. Gratch, reckoning with such becoming, designs projects-“sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration[s]”, perhaps-that allow her to examine “the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation” in digital spaces-spaces where one might become anyone, yet many simply become who they already are. The chapter illustrates how some university students still appreciate learning via process-based, experimental projects-like “Remix Yourself”-which require they examine their creative and interpretive processes, communicative tendencies, and sociocultural positionalities. Embracing relational meaning and associative thinking, mystory remixes image, text, video, memory, story, association, emotion, and artifact into a nonlinear, multimedia work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages53-69
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781000346688
ISBN (Print)9780367361426
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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