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Joyfully Arrested: Taking Image Editing to New Places, Including Protest Art

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Joyfully Arrested; this image shows the joy a protester, arrested for civil disobedience, appears to feel-- a phenomenon many protesters report.




I'm still playing with the photo editing software I used on that
Hummer article illustration yesterday. It's called artcamera-- and is an iPhone app. I'm really graphically impaired so, if you know of windows PC programs that do photo editing to create different effects, I'd like to hear from you with your suggestions.

Here's a fun pair I put together. I started with this image from an 1866 Harpers magazine;


and massaged it with a lot of image processing to come up with this, which I used to illustrate an article on the hero's journey I'll be posting to one of my other websites, http://www.futurehealth.org

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It shows how really old images can be brought into the digital world.

Note, as you view these, that the faces are obscured on most otf them. This collection is not about reporting people-- it's about the act and art, the passion and drama of protest. The acts are what are important, and their messages.


Here's another Joyfully Arrested image.

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and here's another one with a lot less processing of the image.


If you have images of happy protesters being arrested and are willing to give permission for me to process the images, I'd like to see them and use them as part of a project I'm calling Joyfully arrested. Please send them to me-- images of before, during arrest and doing the perp walk.


Here's an example of the "second warning." Police give protesters three warnings before they arrest them... usually:


Here's an example of being transferred from the arrest bus to the police station jail.


Post the images with your comment, if you like.

Here are some more protest images:

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Counter protesters-- Gathering of Eagles, at the AEC-- Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall, Philly.


Protesters Outside Philly BC/BS, October 2009.


A Philly Civic Affairs Cop with Plastic Handcuffs, ready to Arrest, outside the BC/BS building.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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