quarta-feira, 17 de abril de 2019




































Cerâmica Antiga de Coimbra, Terreiro da Erva, Coimbra
Fundada em 1824, Reabilitada em 2018
Arquitectos Luísa Bebiano, Carlos Antunes e Desirée Pedro
Prémio 2019 Maria Tereza e Vasco Vilalva, 

domingo, 7 de abril de 2019




John Bercow, Full Address at Oxford Union, Jan2017




sábado, 6 de abril de 2019

















Steve Paxton

film by Bojana Cvejic and Lennart Laberenz
sound mixing by David Lipp




sexta-feira, 5 de abril de 2019



wide range of applications, 
for example brxt context, 
a protest song: 






quarta-feira, 3 de abril de 2019






























"All homeothermic animals including humans rigidly regulate their core body temperature through a variety of involuntary thermoregulatory responses, such as shivering and non-shivering thermogenesis, cutaneous vasomotor responses, sweating, piloerection and panting. 

Of these, sympathetically (via sympathetic nervous system (SNS)) mediated changes in peripheral skin blood-flow (manifest as a change in peripheral temperature) are the most acutely sensitive to environmental temperature change.

However, changes in peripheral body temperature are additionally linked to changes in emotional state,
e.g. hot, clammy hands in anxiety or facial flushing in embarrassment, and can be modulated by mental imagery, hypnotic suggestion and disruption of the sense of body ownership using the rubber hand illusion and illusory self-identification with an avatar.

Together these findings suggest sensitivity of peripheral body temperature to top-down cognitive processes and a complimentary role in social communication.

(...)

In addition to bottom-up feed-forward pathways triggered by changes in skin temperature, thermoregulatory responses are also sensitive to top-down influences for example though visual imagery, temperature biofeedback and hypnotic suggestion.”


in https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116126


terça-feira, 2 de abril de 2019















A’wee Chi’deedloh
The Navajo Celebration of a child's first Laugh





" The Navajo (Diné) people have a specific tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh.

Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle. The person who has the good fortune of eliciting that first laugh is then responsible for throwing a party, with the baby playing the role of host. As a baby can’t actually host a party, the relative or friend who coaxed out that first laugh hands out rock salt, candy, and gifts on the baby’s behalf. 

The belief behind the tradition is that when a baby is born, she belongs to two worlds: the spirit world and the physical one. 
Perhaps it was because of the fragility of new life that infants were treated as still “between worlds” for those delicate first few months, until parents heard a sign of joy and wellbeing that reassured them their baby was healthy enough to survive. The first laugh is seen as a sign of the baby’s desire to leave the spirit world and join her earthly family and community."


Ingrid Fetell Lee
in http://www.aestheticsofjoy.com/2016/10/navajo-celebration-babys-first-laugh/


from her visit to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

segunda-feira, 1 de abril de 2019























“The mask of truth” detail
Oil on canvas, Michele Rocca, 1720
The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK





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