JFK: The Driver did it (supposedly shows driver shooting JFK)
former FBI agent/Milteer conspiracy http://youtu.be/kqryU2iq044
JFK - reloaded:http://youtu.be/XHZtWTWT_4o
Musings on theoretical underpinnings in my research
I have just finished Peters (2001) 'Witnessing' & am hopeful that many of the ideas he introduces will prove fruitful for my work. Of interest to my research is his brief history of torture and the link between 'authenticity' and the body. Peters usefully sets out 3 main areas of witnessing - 1 - Legal/law, 2 - theological, 3 - atrocity. I am interested in the courtroom as a space where the idea of both 'witnessing' and authenticity intersect and have ongoing investment/s in maintaining a discourse in these areas. There is little discussion re the signifiers of authenticity but the discussion of machinery and authenticity together with Locke's Enlightenment & its relationship to machinery as dispassionate/passive 'recording' instrument should also prove useful.
From this reading, there are potentially 2 avenues of further research - 1 - to continue with a more textual analysis-driven path that will observe signifiers of 'authenticity' and address them as cultural signs or 2 - to look at the more esoteric notions of the history of authenticity - for example how it is inscribed onto the body ... As I have recently come across a dissertation published in 2008 appears to have researched exactly my topic, I may have to re-think the textual analysis approach.