Low tech activism against high tech weapons: A public and anonymous war map
VVAR.BIZ is a WebApp that allows you to make war reports for everybody with an Internet connection. With a simple click on the 'WAR' button the geolocation of a person at war becomes visible on the map.
War is abstract if you haven't experienced it yourself. If you live in peace, war may even feel like a computer game, a game played by others, by soldiers with tanks and drones. Killing by screens. The times of 'fair' war are long gone, united nations ally to attack a single country, or dictators use their riches and armies to suppress their own people. Sure, war is and always was about technology, technical advantages determine the winner in most cases. What options do people have in an organized political conflict, led predominantly by high tech weapons? Actually, just to spread the truth. This is important precisely because even the people of a belligerent nation usually don't have a clue what is going on. Victims remain abstract if you don't hear them scream.
Though maybe, in the age of digital media and the Internet, VVAR.BIZ appears like a little weapon. A tool to report what may not remain secret. A place where war is revealed.
VVAR.BIZ brings peace and war closer together. Reflecting the understanding, the compassion and the conscience of people living in peace, they may refrain from pressing the 'WAR' button. Those that have experienced war can show the scars on the map.
In memory of all victims of war.