As I happened to present and then delete just as quickly, a short excerpt of my book the other day. I have no decided to place up another portion of the work, owing to a conversation with a conversation with Darren and Marcello this morning. Who, if you don't know who they are, are in fact two people who you don't know who they are.
This is still part of the 1st edit, and in no way is an exact replica of the finished product... if anything, it is about 85% of this sections completion.
I hope whoever reads this can offer some feedback of construction... but if not, enjoy the words if you can.
The section is on the media, and is from chapter 5;
'The newspaper is a readily accepted source which promotes itself as presenting facts of information, as opposed to general opinion of the writer. And yet, just as with the Mona Lisa, The Bayeux Tapestry, or any form of artwork in human history before 1825, when has any redressing of information been strictly told down the middle? We are conditioned from the day we are born, to view everything in the ways which suit the generation which lies directly above our own, and the only way to remain neutral, is to consistently and consciously stay aware of any lapse of equality – and even then, many people simply wouldn’t want to. History is revisionist, and, is always written by the winners.
This is why the photograph merited itself as such a powerful human creation. An image of a man taken by a neutral, motiveless machine - much like a record of the sound waves they create is, unless there is some form of virtual intelligence we as a species are as yet unaware of - a completely neutral impression. It was fast, effective, and could capture in a flash of a light bulb, something an artist could spend weeks, months, and even years pondering over, even then never fully able to convey true impartiality.
The same concept applied to anything else captured by camera, whether it was a building, a plant, a chair, an animal – literally anything within the confines of our reachable universe.
The human desire for control over its own knowledge and power of technology was, by the early dawns of the twentieth century, about to begin a progression of perpetual motion which would have astounded even the most ambitious and hopeful of scientists, inventors and philosophers of the time. Whilst photography was a wonderful new form of technology for it’s time, a simple image was only a small microcosm of the very basis of what was to manifest over the course of the evolution of technology and media - up until this very day, and beyond.'
The chapter then progresses to the powers and inception of media upon our world, and the dangers and promises it has both created and infected as a global form of human conditioning.