“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.”
—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Hello, Everyone! My name is Alexandra and I am a Political Science major at UF with minors in Anthropology and English. This blog, or mystory, is a semester long project for Gregory Ulmer’s Fall 2014 Hypermedia class. The process of creating mystory begins by accumulating micro narratives under 4 categories: Family, Entertainment, Felt, and Forum. By the end of this project, I will be able to construct my Image of Wide Scope. This is an image that shapes one’s experiences and creative energy throughout their lives.
Navigating Mystory: Explore the pages above containing my micronarratives to understand the journey to find your image of wide scope. Rather than reading from the most recent posts, start from Family and continue in order as they appear at the top of the page. This will assure you understand the process.
In creating this semester-long project, it was essential to utilize assigned resources to attain as accurate an image of wide scope as possible. For those of you considering you own mystory, I suggest checking out the following resources.
- Fire in the Crucible: The Self-Creation of Creativity and Genius by John Briggs
- Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children by William Zinsser
- The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
- Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren
Keep in mind while exploring my blog, creating a mystory is a deeply personal journey. When done right, everyone will develop a nuanced image of wide scope that resonates within themselves. Be open-minded as you approach your own journey!