sexta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2020

sexta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2020

Alegria da pobreza nesta grande riqueza

"É uma casa portuguesa com certeza
É com certeza uma casa portuguesa
No conforto pobrezinho do meu lar
Há fartura de carinho
A cortina da janela é o luar
Mais o sol que bate nela
Basta pouco poucochinho pra alegrar
Uma existência singela"

Excerto de letra escrita por Reinaldo Ferreira para música de V. M. Sequeira e Artur Fonseca, Uma casa portuguesa.

terça-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2020

Tributo a MAR

Abrimos o ano de 2020 com uma referência a Gonçalo Mar, um dos maiores Artistas portugueses com um extenso repertório de intervenções em incontáveis paredes portuguesas. Neste caso, fomos encontrá-lo em Espanha. Entre realizações autorizadas e não autorizadas, o estilo dos seus desenhos é sempre inconfundível. 
E a todos um Bom Ano! :)

quinta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2019

The Knowledge Illusion

"Individual humans know embarrassingly little about the world, and as history progressed, they came to know less and less. A hunter-gatherer in the Stone Age knew how to make her own clothes, how to start a fire, how to hunt rabbits and how to escape lions. We think we know far more today, but as individuals, we actually know far less. We rely on the expertise of others for almost all our needs. In one humbling experiment, people were asked to evaluate how well they understood the workings of an ordinary zip. Most people confidently replied that they understood them very well – after all, they use zips all the time. They were then asked to describe in as much detail as possible all the steps involved in the zip’s operation. Most had no idea. This is what Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach have termed ‘the knowledge illusion’. We think we know a lot, even though individually we know very little, because we treat knowledge in the minds of others as if it were our own. 

This is not necessarily bad. Our reliance on groupthink has made us masters of the world, and the knowledge illusion enables us to go through life without being caught in an impossible effort to understand everything ourselves. From an evolutionary perspective, trusting in the knowledge of others has worked extremely well for Homo sapiens.

Yet like many other human traits that made sense in past ages but cause trouble in the modern age, the knowledge illusion has its downside. The world is becoming ever more complex, and people fail to realise just how ignorant they are of what’s going on. Consequently some who know next to nothing about meteorology or biology nevertheless propose policies regarding climate change and genetically modified crops, while others hold extremely strong views about what should be done in Iraq or Ukraine without being able to locate these countries on a map. People rarely appreciate their ignorance, because they lock themselves inside an echo chamber of likeminded friends and self-confirming newsfeeds, where their beliefs are constantly reinforced and seldom challenged."

Yuval Noah Harari

quarta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2019

From Everyone To Everyone

“It’s important that young artists are questioning the status quo and thinking outside the box. Who wrote the laws that art belongs inside galleries and must be seen in silence? Why not on the street where everyone can do it?”

Lady Pink (legendary graffiti writer)

segunda-feira, 28 de outubro de 2019

O nome e nada mais

"[...] escreveu o nome, não escreverá mais, fica o nome para se saber que o dono daquele nome não escreveu mais do que o nome, nem uma palavra mais, e depois, a diferentes horas, cada um dos outros, com o mesmo gesto da mão grossa e escura, afastou o caderno e houve uns que o fecharam, outros não, deixaram-no aberto para que o nome fosse a primeira coisa a ser vista quando os viessem buscar, e nada mais."

José Saramago, Levantado do chão, Lisboa: Editorial Caminho, 1980, p. 157.