The oscillations of trust!

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

{this is not a post} One day I and two friends exchanged a conversation where we discussed the “probability” that we, humans, are a kind of immortal souls that can return to physicality and, as such, our age could be different from the bodies that host us. So, some could be “old” souls that are already around for sometime.

I don’t know (remember…) my real age in that approach, but I might be able to assure that when I go deep in my memories I remember that our history always tells us that every single thing that we do to the other will, sooner or later, hit us, return to us — undoubtedly!

But it is not that aspect that, in my point of view, is the most relevant. Free will is probably what makes us unique, but that extraordinary Gift also asks for responsibility (a cosmic one, I might say).

Indeed it is not necessary to go by that way of insight. I can assure with some confidence that my now 55 years of the biological essence* — the one that hosts me today —, taught me many things about not only possibilities, but also about de facto contingencies. And at least in my experience, I can assure that things like breaking the Trust of those who trust us is definitely something that only brings us long-term concern and unease. It is like to keep the tension in a music without resolving it… releasing it. That is, keeping the alignment of harmonics impossible!

Of course I did — and, gosh, I still do — many serious mistakes and bad things. But I also try, almost every single day, to be a better human. That means that I try, also everyday, to heal the wounds that I eventually opened in the others, directly, when I can, or through acts such as helping someone or, as other modest examples, disseminate ideas about life, friendship, goodness, solidarity, love…

As I referred Free will is an extraordinary Gift and of course it is up to us what to decide and when taken, any decision, it must be respected… but contrary to what many suggest, it is never too late to rethink options and reverse things (…decisions)!

Friendship grows as the beings share ideas, confidences, worries and joy… up to secrets! But the bond — what makes friendship unbreakable — is Trust.

Horácio {Tomé Marques}

* being, in this sense, older than humans of your biological age does not mean that I am better than them or I am able to give lessons in life to them… Indeed doing that brings some discomfort. But I feel I must share these words as a being who cares about them!

Gravitating Waves in My Mind

Pinnacles of Universe Creativity

Powerful tool of the human ingenuity
Also fed by imagination, it is creativity
Artists and scientists flowing processes
Insight, curiosity, synthesis, observation
Curiosity, observation, insight, synthesis

Un-obvious things together proposing putting
New sights on mesmerising things, defying
Putting together things that has to be together
Even if obvious they might be, I mean
The only way mesmerising things can be seen

The most valuable, extraordinary lesson, maybe
We should get from this marvelous discovery
The ultimate mesmerising wonderful things
Are of the universe, himself, creativity

 

Horácio Tomé-Marques
Friday, the 12th February 2016
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The oscillations of trust!

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

{this is not a post} One day I and two friends exchanged a conversation where we discussed the “probability” that we, humans, are a kind of immortal souls that can return to physicality and, as such, our age could be different from the bodies that host us. So, some could be “old” souls that are already around for sometime.

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Brain: the ultimate enactive interface?

{a posteriori: Brain: the ultimate enactive interface?}  Eshofuni@TheAbyss is a multidisciplinary project/performance embracing art, communication design and programming, that proposes an approach towards real-time representation of brain phenomena in performative art contexts using brain-computer interface. The Abyss is an ecologic system inhabited by entities and constituents with graphic and sonic forms — inspired by creatures that form the plankton phenomenon (e.g., zoids) — that interact between themselves and with Eshofuni qua performer ́s avatar. (…)

A paper* and a performance presented @ INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014

Horácio Tomé-Marques, Tiago Ângelo, João Menezes
and Bruce Pennycook and Miguel Carvalhais

*ISBN: 978-989-746-060-9

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Eshofuni – from the unseen to the s[cr]een!

{a priori: Eshō-funi} is a japanese Buddhist term: esho is a compound of shoho, meaning life or a living being, and eho, its environment. Funi, meaning “not two,” indicates oneness or non-duality. It is short for nini-funi, which means “two (in phenomena) but not two (in essence).” Ho of shoho and eho means reward or effect. At the most fundamental level of life itself, there is no separation between ourselves and the environment.

From the unseen to the s[cr]een EshoFuni, an approach towards real-time representation of brain data

Horácio Tomé-Marques, João Meneses, Bruce Pennycook and Miguel Carvalhais

ISBN: 978-989-746-036-4

Abstract. In this paper we propose(d) an approach towards real-time representation of brain (…)
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Deus ex machina ou ex digito?

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{isto não é um post} O conceito da vida como radicado na abstracção das equações, dos algoritmos, da matemática não só como meio de explicação, mas como de veiculação, e mesmo de essência única, é um pensamento milenar, recorrente, persistente, que até já propôs que o universo, antes do big-bang, poderia ser não matéria, mas uma equação—o verdadeiro paradigma da abstracção, a matéria como “coisa” exclusivamente conceptual, ou o afísico como condição primordial de todas as coisas, do tangível e mesmo do intangível.

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Cérebro, uma super rede de pequenas redes.

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{in Ensaio: Redes, Ritmos, Sincronia e Sinergia*} Vivemos numa idade das redes [Sporns]. Mais do que evidenciar este postulado poderia propor que vivemos numa era que em finalmente começamos a entender que vivemos baseados em redes, e mesmo que a evolução do homem e dos sistemas que o suportam dependem destas.

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Ir ao futuro?… não custa nada tentar (outra vez).

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{isto não é um post} Desde muito jovem, quando definia objectivos e projectava realidades futuras, sabia que aquelas poderiam não se realizar — pelo menos a curto prazo. Todavia isso nunca me impediu de, insistentemente, perseguir a hipótese de consumar a sua realização.

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