22 Jan 2011

Hey Joe, I gave her the Gun

A shop window in Cologne train station, Germany. 2011
This is a weapon, this is a gun, this is for fighting, this is for fun.

21 Jan 2011

Moderne photojournalism, evolutionary revolution.

Professional Revolutionary Che Guevara
adorns a West Belfast Mural. From the Icons of Terror series 2008 
Revolution and social evolution are pillars for human advancement. Sometimes revolution alone fails to deliver progress but most often it is necessary. If evolution participates in the revolution then advancement is secured.   

Moderne photojournalism places its evolution in acceptance of all things new in the media revolution. Whereas, People reporting and Crowd journalism is the revolution, and a powerful one at that, the evolution of photojournalism is exciting and just as daring. Roles for photojournalists can be created by themselves but more importantly they should respond to the incredible interest directed from the information Revolution.  
Water finds its own level. As such, moderne photojournalism swims through nooks and crannies to work with a citizen's army using information to advance social evolution.  
Revolution studies is now mainstream. The professional Revolutionary can replace his gun above the fireplace confident his camera, loaded with twitter and facebook will deliver better and more acceptable results. Up the Revolution!!!

20 Jan 2011

Madonna is God's mistress

A shopping mall in Den Haag Netherlands

Writing about religion is never easy. The growing differences between Christians and Muslims is a sad fact. Religion, since the 11th century has been used as a marker to identify the other lot. Most people today don't really believe in God or gods. Certainly not to the extent of the Roman Pope or the many other Popes around the world. God is as dead in the hearts of citizens as Thor, Zeus or Athena. Religion is not dead because it gives to some people the umbrella to be separated from others.
But one question can be raised. If we were able to get people to believe in this religious stuff throughout varying times of history and in some of the most ridiculous and incredible stories they followed, then why can't we promote a religion which is suitable to 21st Century economics and politics. Religions pass all the time and fade into myth and legend. If it suits to lie and create make believe for better harmony between the different parts of the world then so be it. Madonna is God's mistress, well who do you think gave the people Christianity and Islam in the first place.  

18 Jan 2011

Stuxnet launches first 5th dimension Cyber World War.

 A Child plays a modern game                                                                                        Nosatgia for the simpler life.
 On Eminiar VII, the Enterprise finds a civilization at war with its planetary neighbor. Unable to discern any signs of battle from orbit, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to the surface where he discovers the entire war is fought by computer. Even though the war is simulated, citizens who are listed as virtual casualties still report to termination booths to be killed for real. After the Enterprise is destroyed in an attack simulation, Kirk must fight to keep his crew from death.

Computer conflict has finally arrived as the 5th Dimension of Warfare. The US attack on the Iranian nuclear power plant, while seemingly preferable to an illegal bombing mission, still raises serious questions. Acquiring the capacity to build nuclear reactors for the Muslim world and possibly Africa is a business worth into trillions. Given that Muslim Kazakhstan is world first for uranium production and second after Australia for uranium reserves, it is not surprising the West doesn’t like the idea of an Iranian Nuclear plant business. As for the nukes, well any state with the right contact can purchase weaponry nuclear or otherwise.

Captain Kirk shut down the computer warfare game declaring real war to be a nasty consequence to be avoided at all costs. Are we heading for a period of sustained Cyber attacks. Persistent retaliatory Cyber attacks will hurt and inconvenience citizens, but quo bono, why the arms industry of course.

16 Jan 2011

Novembering Berlin

November 1989 in East Berlin. Left Prenzlauer Berg.
When I arrived on the streets of East Berlin that misty cold November morning, I walked north with my small street map up the Rheinberger strasse. I had circled the name of a district to visit only because I liked the sound of its name, Prenzlauer Berg. The atmosphere in the city was electric. The district gave me everything I had ever dreamt about visiting Berlin. It had stood firm against the onslaught of history and won its day. Now it fights again. Like other districts of character in other cities its enemy is the lure of unbridled development over human feeling. It was the Prenzauler Berg community which made the district a famous name. That community deserves to be respected and encouraged to evolve with future plans.....Novembering Berlin is a reality which cannot be ignored or forgotten.