I’m still torn. Do I want to write a speech: the form I’m most comfortable with, and the form that I think I could execute with the utmost passion? Or do I challenge myself by doing a TEDtalk. I love the idea of being able to access the resources available to us at the MLB, but I also dread the idea of walking all the way there on a bitter cold day. What will I be more proud of? What will be more fulfilling? I won’t really know until I do some more research.
First step: watch TED talks until I fall asleep. Second step: Google speeches on sexual misconduct until my eyes burn. Just kidding! But, I will be doing some extensive research before I start to design my re-mediation. If I do a speech I won’t need to exercise the mock-up and storyboard methods, however, if I do a TEDtalk I will need to do a Storyboard. Which, I imagine will turnout much like a comic, where I draw a stick figure of myself with a screen behind, and certain jokes that will be built into my lecture, jokes that are times perfectly with the presentation I’ll create. This is turning into a tentative pros/cons list, which probably isn’t such a bad thing. Here’s an example of something my storyboard would look like:
And when I do inevitably decide, on a speech, maybe, whose voice am I using? Mine, Or, the voice of an administrator? I wish I could say that the class gave my substantial input, but I got some mixed reviews. I guess for now I’m hoping for a moment of clarity, or an epiphany before it’s too late.
That might be a lofty thing to ask—for creative inspiration and direction out of thin air. But, I guess that’s what every creative decision stems from, right? Either way, I will be doing a re-mediation project, and whatever I decide I’ll need to have a pretty intense drafting process—taking into account the many different conventions of each genre. A speech is more of a call to action, speaking to the student about the body, and a TEDtalk is still a call to action, but from me to those that I think are in danger or are bystanders, or are victims or perpetrators of sexual misconduct on this campus. I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold up my end of this rhetorical bargain; I might not be ready for that just yet.
But, Lyndsay Anderson had the strength to talk about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXtuy27wirE . Maybe I’ll be able to handle talking about it for 10-15 minutes. Maybe, I won’t be able to.