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Photographers are not terrorists! A tongue-in-cheek notice to authorities not to abuse your right to photograph in public places. Graphic tells not to handcuff (arrest), tazer, shoot, or pummel the wearer of this shirt. A great gift for your favorite photographer!
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Here it is in all its glory. “The Electronic Afterlife: Digital Immortality?” This is the first Ignite Boise event. It was a lot of fun and a challenge. You’re on a timer (5 minutes, 20 slides) and if you get behind….well, you’ll see.
On Thursday, March 19, 6 - 9pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, the first Ignite Boise will descend upon our fair (?) city. What is Ignite Boise, you ask? Well, stripped from the www.igniteboise.com website is this description:
“Ignite Boise is a 3 hour-ish idea feeding frenzy that brings together artists, geeks, entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, and others to share their ideas in fast-paced, bite-sized presentations. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.”
These bite-sized presentations are 5 minutes and 20 slides long. The slides automatically change every 15 seconds to keep things moving along.
I’ll be one of the presenters. The title is “The Electronic Afterlife: Digital Immortality?” and will be about
Recent events with Facebook and the control of electronic content by social networking sites and others and talks of “digital life diaries” to record every
aspect of your life for posterity. What will be the “leave behinds” of the digital society? Future generations will no longer be lucky enough to exhume a dusty old trunk of
documents left behind in a musty attic. Where does this digital history reside? How long does it survive? What digital history is being lost down the rabbit hold of the digital
trash can? Who controls our digital history? What are the privacy issues? Who pays for the storage?
Admission to the event is free, with ticket holders allowed in between 5 - 5:30, everyone else between 5:30 - 6:00. The event starts at 6:00pm.
Hope to see you there!
His request approved, the MSNBC News photographer got on his cell phone to the local airport and quickly chartered a flight to cover an event in process. Time was of the essence. He was told an airplane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted the plane waiting outside a hangar. He ran to the plane, jumped in with his camera bag, slammed the door closed and shouted to the pilot “Let’s go!”
The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind, and took off.
Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, “Fly over the valley and make some low passes so I can get some good shots of the fires on the hillside.”
The pilot looked over at the photographer. “Why?”, he asked.
“Because I’m the photographer from MSNBC and I need to get some close up shots of the fires”, replied the photographer.
The pilot was strangely silent for a moment then stammered, “You mean your NOT my flight instructor?”
Here’s a taste, again, of my favorite cartoon. Aaron Johnson provides a witty, hilarious, irreverent and honest look at the business of photography, photographers, artists, and the people who think they’re photographers or in the the photography business. You can find it yourself at http://www.whattheduck.net/.
My favorite photography cartoon, and keeping with the spirit of today’s posts. Aaron Johnson is the Gary Larson of photography. Check the link to What the Duck on the sidebar under Photography.