Arquivo para March, 2019

Resentment and sorrow in history

29 Mar

The behavior of the “elder brother” in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is even more serious when we analyze groups, cultures and peoples throughout history whose processes of oppression, war or simply cultural differences mark facts that can lead to violence.
In this scenario the first Great War, the German defeat and submission, the second and extermination of the Jews and the Hiroshima bomb that cannot be forgotten, May 68, the fall of communism, September 11 in the United States, Venezuela and the social issues and the exclusion seen by the American government, the Brazilian polarization and latent corruption.
There are many other facts, such as the yellow jackets in France and Brexit in the UK, an analysis was made by Marc Ferro, a French historian of 95 years, who wrote in 2007 on the problem of Resentment in History, and “Blindness – another story of the world ” (ed. Cavalo de Ferro, 2017), I did not have time to read, but it has already been included in my list, in the figure the woodcut “Country of the blind” of H. Wells (of 1904).
These eternal twists in history may surprise some people, but I realize that Marc Ferro does not, and neither do I, we see crises emerge when journalists, thinkers (not always good) and people who form opinions begin to walk in a dangerous direction, we already write a post by Karl Kraus that claimed this in the 1900s.
Finally, fake news is not new, and different visions and interpretations of history may also have differences and dialogue, withdrawal of resentments and wounds is necessary for an accurate view of history, as a method for this I defend hermeneutics.
The excessive polarization, the incomprehension of the different generates what Byung Chull Han calls “exclusion of the other”, even conscious circles do this systematically and for this is a revision of what the question of “historical consciousness” means.
I think Gadamer initiates this in Truth and Method, but the historical moment demands something profound. As a day-to-day practice I suggest removing poison, harsh language, incitement to violence, at last without dialogue what we always claim, to building the pace in world. 

The video shows and sintetic form and point of view of Marc Ferro on memory data and French resistance:


The prodigal son

28 Mar

The prodigal son did Just as any text is subject to different interpretations, it is not different for the biblical text, the search for exegetes is debatable, especially for the hermeneutics that admits the diversity of interpretations, because to penetrate in the Mind of God is a little too arrogant, clear for the which admit the existence of God, to others, it suffices to see itself limited only.
A Dutch writer and priest Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996, worked at Harvard University and Yale, wrote 40 books including “The Return of the Prodigal Son” (1992), in which from the painting of Rembrandt Petersburg). Through the observation of a poster with details of the picture
The Return of the Prodigal Son, the author made a spiritual walk in which he analyzes the characters of the biblical parable in the light of his personal experience, but with new elements that is the vision of his brother old. In general, when one is accepted after a wandering life, however the older brother has difficulty accepting the situation, this is symbolic for so many people who have difficulty accepting the other and include it within a certain circle, not only in the religious environment but also cultural, are all resentful “older brothers”.
Not accepting it is in a way preventing its change of route, conscious or unconscious is what many do and so we enter a vicious circle where positive changes are almost totally blocked, of course these circles become stiff and arrogant. In a globalized world in which differences are noticed, coexisting and culturally present, it is impossible to make life more fluid and pleasant with the behavior of “older brothers”, the changes then become conflicted and can reach extremes.
The parable is the “prodigal son” and not the misplaced, inconsequential or some other stigma of exclusion that we wish to put to him.
Rembrandt’s beautiful son has a detail (detail in the photo), which is the paternal hand he receives and a more delicate hand that caresses, this is our hermeneutical approach.


Gustav Klimt: art and media

27 Mar

We have already said that the Des Lumières Gallery recently presented an immersive exhibition by Van Gogh and that its inaugural presentation had been the work of Gustave Klimt, which means his work, as well as being representative in the current Digital Arts and Media?
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and draftsman and one of the great names of art nouveau, but his fundamental characteristic was what was called the “Viennese Secession Movement”, that is to say the following a strong opposition to the classicism and academicism, and that despite alliance with symbolism in the arts, are at the same time something beyond our seeing.
But the work of Gustav Klimt, although united to an artist who opposed classicism, has a deeper rupture and, therefore, his art is easily shaped when the new arts and media are passed, for its complex plasticity and at the same time little static and linear.
That is why his work in the education of this French gallery linked to the new arts and media was timely and almost “natural” and will probably be a spearhead in digital art.
The creation of public murals with his art teacher emerged around the world, and at the age of 18 he was already producing many decorating works with his brother in his decorating studio.
His work began to gain notoriety already at a young age, and special to differentiate from others of the time, and diverse works emerged in its line and arrived at the new means.


Browser Safely

26 Mar

Avoid entering personal data, personal photos of children, telephones and numbers of documents in the media or in any services in which an unknown person can access your information, if they ask for personal data by telephone, say that they can not give in.
Data theft starts with some confidential personal information, a password or something. In this way, you prevent against the theft of information and personal data Make sure that the site address belongs to the service, especially the banking service and follow all bank-recommended security standards, rarely ask for documents, and never do it on public computers where passwords and addresses can be recorded.
Do not install software when requested by a site, unless it is exactly the service you requested or the sites of the equipment: Androids, Apple, Sun, Microsoft, etc.
Make purchases on reliable sites, public sales services where anyone can register to sell products are not reliable, if you really have to buy check the feedback from other customers and if there is no feedback is not reliable, false feedbacks are very similar and short , for example, very good, recommend it, worth it or something. The trusted site usually has the figure of a padlock.
Requests for online file storage is a common way to install viruses or harmful files to the connection.
Download only trusted sites or secure platform. Doubtful ads with huge advantages are largely responsible for viruses and loss of connection security, which can involve data theft and file contamination.
Banners and pop-up menus that appear at the bottom of the screen, whether on your computer or smartphone, should be ignored, usually malicious processes.
Last but not least, is the use of emails to send false files and reports about false services, may also send a link, which open may have different meanings than indicated.
Payment request of passwords and personal information by email should be spam or malwares.

This TED about cyber crimes is most viewing about Cyber Crimes:


To navigate is need, we must live too.

25 Mar

The phrase is not from Fernando Pessoa nor from a Brazilian composer, it was General Pompeu’s phrase to encourage his fearful sailors saying: “Navigare necesse, vivere non est necesse” and later it was also the Italian poet Petrarca in the fourteenth century.
The verses of Fernando Pessoa had the sense of confining his sense of way to creation, and in this sense of life is that we can make a parallel with the current Web browsers.
Besides the Web we have the GPS and numerous navigation instruments for ships, airplanes and spacecraft, which will soon also be tourist trips thanks to Tesla company (post).
Reflections for today must involve fears (there is a book by Martha Nussbaum), the options with many possible paths, the question of security and the transitions to a possible Web that fights the fake news, remembering that these are all problems previous to the Internet (1975) and the Web (1990), since it comes from the industrial revolution.
The issue of life that involves is the Society of Tiredness, put our mind and body under a barrage of stimuli that may seem beneficial but also lead to stress.
The modern man, the pause, the respite, or what Byung-Chull Han calls the “aroma of time”, I thank Portugal who gave me back this possibility for the rhythm of life, social security and especially the Portuguese lyrical soul.
All of this brings life back to life, but to put it in an agitated life without “aroma” is an effort that demands virtues, in the sense of virtue and in the sense of virtuous circles.
But navigating is necessary, almost for everything in life today and living, pausing and breathing as well.

This vídeo is commentary about tips for navigating a Websites:


Has the fig tree dried up?

22 Mar

The fig tree is a curious tree because it seems dry but it is not, it is its cycle, it goes from an almost dead appearance to a blooming and the production of fruits in its natural cycle of one year.

She is a good example for periods of crisis, apocalyptic and mainly pessimistic, but life goes on and she gives leaves, flowers and fruits.
I like the idea of flowering precisely because it is the middle of the path between leaves and fruits, is almost spring in Europe, while in Brazil the summer is ending.

When the fig tree dries the idea is to prune it, the Biblical metaphor is not always well read, it speaks of a winemaker (who produces grapes therefore), that when seeing the fig tree dry in the time of the fruits thinks about cutting it, but the employee says “‘Lord, leave the fig tree still this year. I’ll dig around it and put fertilizer. It may come to bear fruit. If it does not, then you will cut it, ‘” it is in Luke 13: 8.

Even in the religious interpretation, there is no shortage of those who see this fact in a Manichean and fundamentalist way, but if they read the passage, everything also speaks of the Tower of Siloam that fell on the workers, to say that it was a fatality, they were not being punished, nor was it the divine desire that this should happen.

It’s right up in the passage from Luke 13: 4, read carefully: “Do you think that they were more guilty than all the other inhabitants of Jerusalem? I tell you no.But if you do not convert, you will all die the same way.”.
That is, these things happen to change our life, our way of thinking and our vision. It is a dry fig tree moment in humanity, at the end of the summer in Brazil and at the end of winter in Europe, we must think with openness and greatness the future of humanity, yes the dried fig tree looks like it will not bear fruit, but the leaves will come and the flowers too, then finally the fruits will come, will fertilize the fig tree with a new and positive vision.
Using the fig tree, Tom Brimmer demonstrates that without faith, you’ll never bear fruit.


Mathematics woman wins Abel award

21 Mar

Niels Henrik Abel was born on August 5, 1802 in Finnoy, Norway, and died on April 16, 1829 in Froland, when he went to visit the bride on a sleigh, and died days later in 1829, his main work Recherches sur les fonctions elliptiques was published in 1827 in the first volume of Crelle’s Diary, a mathematics-only diary.
The Abel Prize was established in Norway in 2002, and now for the first time a woman wins the award, the American Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, who according to the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Sciences held “pioneering achievements in differential equations in Gauge Theory and integrable systems; and for the fundamental impact of his work on analysis, geometry, and mathematical physics.”
The Gauge Theories, or Caliber´s Theories, formalize a class of physical theories based on the idea that the symmetry transformations, which can be either local or global. These ideas apply not only to field theories, but to so-called finite-dimensional systems, as are those modeled by ordinary differential equations.
It is an important model in the generalization of the General Relativity Theory and curious that arises at the same time from the proof of the non-objectivity of science (see the post), although there is no immediate relationship, the fact that local results are not objective is interesting for a mathematical theory shows that they are both important, how would the composition of the two results be?
The Nature magazine on March 19 dedicated a special note to Karen.
This vídeo of the Spring River shows the Gauge Theory:



From Dali to Gaudi

20 Mar

The first contact with Gaudi would not be the first post, it was the experience I did that made me reverse the post, yesterday separated them to notice the end of the conception of objective reality.
Yes the historical path of these two Catalans is the reverse, in the Virtual Multimodal Gallery that I did, you can find 2 works of the last Dali that bring you closer to the current virtual universe (not objective therefore), while Gaudi had a great dialogue with Gothic and naturalism.
Alias for physical reasons, Gaudi was always a vegetarian long before this was fashionable.
I would say that they are complementary, but Antonio Gaudi i Cornet (1852-1926) will only impress us if we walk through his work, we feel his “aroma”, and his connection with Dali can be found in a lecture at Park Güell in 1956, for on the occasion of the feast of Mercy, the complete text in Spanish can be found on the Gaudi Club website.
In this conference Dali in defending him was 52 years old, when he died he was 22 years old.
Gaudi designed the interior of the cathedral in the form of a cross, in a stylized way the cross is present in all his works, the novelty of this church is that the representative biblical figures are all out of the church, inside there is a harmony of light, colors and sounds (above the picture I took) with the tube organs that were later placed, but certainly were in Gaudi’s imaginary, which we have already said has a cosmogony that goes beyond Christianity.
The church outside is what he wanted “a catechesis of stone,” and perhaps the height does what was his purpose “I will make all look to heaven.”
The proposal of finalization is for the year 2026, when it will be the centenary of Dali, it is also expected his canonization by the Catholic Church, nothing more just.



Physicists prove: reality is not objective

19 Mar

What was a hypothesis is a fact demonstrated by experience, which in itself is already contradictory since something contradictory may be true, yet the experience at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University has shown that two people can see the same reality of different forms and both are right, the article is published.

From the appearance of the observer the great hypothesis of contemporary science that reality is independent of the observer has fallen, the suggestive name of the article is exactly this: “Experimental rejection of the observer’s independence in the quantum world”, its authors are: Massimiliano Proietti, Alexandre Pickston, Francesco Graffitti, Pedro Barrow, Dmytro Kundys, Cirilo Branciard, Martin Ringbauer, Alessandro Fedrizzi, and is published in the archivX of Cornell University.

The experiment involved two people who observe the same photon, the smallest unit of light that can act as a particle or wave under different conditions, this being the novelty, which both observing on the same condition observe distinct realities, then it can be said that there is a superposition of reality, that is, both are both true.

While one scientist analyzes the photon and determines its alignment, the other without knowing its measurement, checks whether there is a quantum superposition or not, while one experiences reality as a particle and the other as wave, and both are technically correct.

The so-called 6-photon experiment, which is the simplest for experiments, verifies the so-called Bell inequality (which Einstein used to try to contradict the quantum phenomenon), and this measure can be verified experimentally by 5 measures of deviation standard (statistics) associated with it, is a bit complicated, but the result is this for those who know the phenomenon.



My first contact with Gaudi

18 Mar

Antonio Gaudi i Cornet (1852-1926), the artist, architect and mystic would only impress us if we walked through his work, felt his “aroma”, everything I read in the books was below, because this, it is my first contact. 

It was a strategic decision to see Gaudi in Barcelona from the outside in, the last thing on the first day was to see his main work The Holy Family, in his heart, is not always open to the public, in our case for a mass: in the crypt.
The next day was to stroll along the quay and the places where Gaudi went, we also passed the corner where the tram (electric in Portugal) ran over him, he was incognito days until they recognized him and on the third day he passed away.
I passed quickly, but Casa Vicens (1883-1888) is a summer house designed by Gaudi, commissioned by the owner of a brick and tile factory, Manuel Vicens, who from this 2016 became a museum open to the public, marks his style in transition.
The first works of his that I went to see the next day were the public lamp in the Plaza, a work of his youth, and then the Casa Batlló, made from 1904 to 1906, after the Casa Milà (foto) with the company of a friend Javier explained the futurism of work with space for lights and air inside the building, and the contours lowered at the tip, so as not to overshadow the architecture of the building next door.
After going through several other works we went to the Sagrada Familia, whose project is being finished by other architects respecting the ideas of Gaudi, began in 1883 and made until the day that was run over.
The images are all outside, it is a true Bible school (he said he would do a catechesis of stone and did it), and inside the lights and the sound of the tube organs (they seemed to me two, I did not confirm), they seem be a whole temple to pray, as it was defined “expiatory temple”, but I prefer even the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
From 1984 to 2005, seven of his works were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and his Catholic devotion that intensified during his life, street work rich in imaginary and even say in the in religious imaginary, now the catholic church thinks in his beatification.