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Simões, J. M. (2023). A reserva territorial dos aborígenes potiguaras do Brasil: um locus simbólico. Revista Internacional em Língua Portuguesa, 44, 113–133. https://doi.org/10.31492/2184-2043.RILP2023.44/pp.113-133
The various volumes coordinated by Pierre Nora to pursue a history of the places of memory in France have become a multidisciplinary theoretical reference for those who, like us, seek to reconstruct the memories with which the land of the Potiguara aborigines of Brazil is organized today. In the introduction to the voluminous work that he directed for eight years, Nora explained his epistemic understanding of the notion of “places of memory”, stressing that a “lieu de mémoire” is any significant entity that, material or immaterial in nature, through a human will or the wear and tear of time, has become a symbolic element of a community's memorial heritage. The French historian also added that, since memory is the fundamental structure of this generally lengthy process, it was convenient to understand it as a phenomenon of emotions and magic that only accommodates the facts that feed it. Strictly speaking, memory is always vague, and reminiscent, stirring both general impressions and fine symbolic details. Furthermore, memory is always vulnerable to transference, repressed and imagined memories, censorship, and all kinds of projections. (Nora, 1984). In this article, we try to understand that the places of memory are also almost always what comes to us, stays, and selects the past. The reserve where they live appears as a symbolic locus to which the Potiguara aborigines cling with all their strength to preserve what remains of their past.
Simões, J. M. (2023, January 1). Histórias do Brasil de 1550: na oca do cacique “Luz Lilás” | José Manuel Simões. InComunidade. https://www.incomunidade.pt/historias-do-brasil-de-1550-na-oca-do-cacique-luz-lilas-jose-manuel-simoes/
Sinã, conhecido entre os seus parentes pelo nome de “Luz Lilás”, homem de um imenso metro e noventa, cacique, mandou reunir a sua comunidade na oca central, a maior, situada no ponto mais alto do cimo da falésia, feita de massaranduba e sucupira – as madeiras mais resistentes – entrelaçadas com cipós de fogo. Pintaram-lhe o longo rosto com traços firmes, a geometria dos signos direcionada ao céu e à terra, protetores das suas gentes. Dessa vez as linhas marcadas na face de “Luz Lilás” eram mais simétricas do que o habitual, as tintas extraídas das sementes de urucu […]
Zuev, D. (2023). Coral empire: underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity: by Ann Elias Durham: Duke University Press, 2019, 296 pages ISBN: 9781478003182 (hbk) 99.95 USD, 9781478003823 (pbk) 26.95 USD, 9781478004462 (ebook) 26.95 USD. Visual Studies, 38(1), 152–153. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2022.2042372
Zuev, D. (2023). Visuality and Infrastructure: The Case of the Belt and Road Initiative. In P. A. B. Duarte, F. J. B. S. Leandro, & E. M. Galán (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics (pp. 285–300). Springer Nature Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6700-9_18
Simões, J. M. (2022, December 17). No reino dos sentidos. Aspectus. Revista de Arte & Ciência. https://aspectus-online.com/jmsim_2212.html?fbclid=IwAR274LDHP9hpB4IMoiegUhLjeuj4Dr6BidiBa-EDIhesIdQuWhncLRQQxUs
José Manuel Simões
Camponez, C., Simões, J. M., & Christofoletti, R. (2022). Jornalismo e Qualidade no Mundo de Expressão Portuguesa. University of Saint Joseph.
"Jornalismo e Qualidade no Mundo de Expressão Portuguesa"propõe uma análise sobre a paisagem do jornalismo nos oitopaíses de língua oficial portuguesa - Portugal, Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Moçambique, Guiné-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipee Timor-Leste - e na Região Autónoma Especial de Macau. Olivro é uma reflexão sobre a legislação, o plano jurídico-constitucionalque enquadra os media no espaço lusófono, os contextosde mercado, as especificidades inscritas em fatoreshistóricos e económicos, em percursos políticos, bem comosobre as relações entre os media e os jornalistas e estes e opoder regulador do Estado.Os trabalhos reunidos nesta obra escrita por autores que partilhamentre si um dos idiomas mais falados do planeta, mostram as diferentes realidades do jornalismo no espaço dalíngua portuguesa, nomeadamente as suas redes de conhecimento, de empenho na promoção da qualidade da informação, de intercompreensão entre povos e culturas, de novas einovadoras formas de parcerias sociais com vista à partilha e àconstrução de mundividências.
Incomunidade, R. (2022, November 1). Histórias do Brasil de 1550: Bispo Sardinha assado na brasa | José Manuel Simões. InComunidade. https://www.incomunidade.pt/historias-do-brasil-de-1550-bispo-sardinha-assado-na-brasa-jose-manuel-simoes/
HISTÓRIAS DO BRASIL DE 1550: BISPO SARDINHA ASSADO NA BRASA Recostado na sua poltrona de madeira maciça, forrada a veludo grená, Mem de Sá decidiu autorizar um combate de vingança contra os índios que tinham esquartejado e comido assado o bispo Sardinha. O objetivo seria apanhá-los para os forçarem a trabalhar nas plantações de cana-de-açúcar, mas os soldados, na ânsia do desforço, dispararam sem descrição. Dos 12 mil catecúmenos das terras do extremo Norte da Paraíba sobraram pouco mais de mil. O fidalgo, nascido em 1500, tinha sido nomeado Governador-Geral do Brasil para pacificar a colónia, meter água […]
Visual Studies of Infrastructure: the case of the Belt and Road Initiative*. (2022, September 18). CLBrief. https://www.clbrief.com/visual-studies-of-infrastructure-the-case-of-the-belt-and-road-initiative/
Dennis Zuev* The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the largest infrastructure program in history, and has become a symbol of growing significance of China and its power.
Afonso, F., Jedenov, K., Januário, P. G., & Almeida, P. (2022). Diversity and Variation in China’s Yao Ancient Wood Frame Structures Through Genetic Algorithms: International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics, 13(1), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCICG.308299
This study, focusing on the China's Yao minority community, investigates the feasibility to create a generative computational method to replicate the diversity of the existing Yao traditional wood buildings, addressing the critical issues currently facing computational design methods, in the attempt to adapt genetic-generative algorithms to the study of local ancient architecture. The project develops a computational tool to generate a network of three-dimensional prototypes, or building structures, derived from traditional wood frame village houses. It studies possible housing structures that illustrate some of the key working methods available in digital systems such as ‘generating' and ‘compositing' taking as a starting point computational strategies oriented towards geometry and where a set of local variables play a decisive role: available local technologies, use of raw materials, and the dimensioning of timber components based on data collected from Yao architecture.
Farinha, D. F. (2022). A Critical Look at Blockchain-Interactive Generative Art. International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics, 13(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCICG.308809
Artists are increasingly using blockchain as a tool for trading digital artwork as non-fungible tokens (NFTs); however, some are also beginning to experiment with the blockchain as a medium for generative art, using it as a seed for a generative process or to continuously modify an evolving piece. This paper surveys, reviews, and classifies the state-of-the-art in blockchain-interactive NFTs and presents a liberal-arts critique of the opportunities and threats posed by this technology, whilst addressing existing criticism on the broader topic of art-related NFTs. The paper examines some of the most experimental pieces minted on the Hic et Nunc (HEN) and Teia NFT marketplaces, for which a purpose-built research tool was developed. The survey reveals some reliance on centralised infrastructure, namely blockchain indexers, placing undesired trust on third parties which undermines the potential longevity of the artwork. The paper concludes with recommendations for artists and NFT platform designers for developing more resilient and economically sustainable architectures.
Borges, V. (2022). Modulações em português de imagens, experiências e estesias orientais: revisão das razões do fascínio de alguma dicção poética chinesa e japonesa como utopia da poesia. Alea: Estudos Neolatinos, 24, 232–259. https://doi.org/10.1590/1517-106X/202224213
Resumo O fascínio do Ocidente pela dicção poética oriental está atestado em várias latitudes e línguas, e resultou numa profícua produção na área da poesia. Sabe-se que a reinvenção da poesia chinesa da autoria de Pound, em grande medida na origem da sua proposta de revolução do idioma poético, nas primeiras décadas do séc. XX, assentou, na verdade, numa falácia; numa concepção errada da natureza da escrita chinesa (e japonesa) como essencialmente pictográfica e ideogramática, na base de propriedades expressivas reconhecidas na poesia que resultariam numa particular eficácia na apreensão e tradução do real. Pessanha enaltece, em termos similares aos da exaltação poundiana, a escrita da poesia chinesa clássica. Interessa-nos rever alguns inventários dos traços da dicção poética chinesa e japonesa que explicam que ela seja tomada como metonímia e metáfora da poesia, ou como meta e utopia da poesia, para perceber o que terá levado autores muito díspares a tentar a mão nos haikus, processo em que sondaremos algumas formulações poéticas em língua portuguesa. Consideramos também que esse fascínio por uma (sonhada) origem da dicção poética, quando cruzada com o habitar (não metafórico, neste caso) do pequenino enclave de Macau, de autores que nele lançaram raízes, resultou em alguns exercícios poéticos particularmente felizes e singulares. Serão trazidos à colação nesta abordagem poemas de Eugénio de Andrade, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, José Tolentino Mendonça, Yao Feng, Fernanda Dias e Fernando Sales Lopes.
Simoes, J. M. (2022, August 1). Brasil: pela mansidão da Paraíba, de Ponta do Seixas a São Francisco | José Manuel Simões. InComunidade. https://www.incomunidade.pt/brasil-pela-mansidao-da-paraiba-de-ponta-do-seixas-a-sao-francisco-jose-manuel-simoes/
Nessa noite decidiram hospedar-se num motel pois queriam acordar às 3.45 para ver o primeiro sol das Américas na Ponta de Seixas, João Pessoa, Paraíba. Subiram à torre do Nazareno às 4.45 e, quando já pensavam que as nuvens não iam deixar assistir ao nascer de mais um dia aprazível, eis que ele, o senhor rei dos dias, surge do mar. Enquanto os olhos brilhavam ao sol, lembrou-se que Chico César era dali perto, do interior da Paraíba, para as bandas de Campina Grande. Recordou que a primeira vez que tentou olhá-lo nos olhos percebeu que ele estava envolvido numa […]
Harsløf, I., & Zuev, D. (2022). Temporary transnational labour mobility and gendered individualization in Europe. Mobilities, 0(0), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2092417
In a context of a new transnational division of labour, temporary international labour mobility is on the rise in Europe. In particular, recent decades have seen considerably more women seeking work experience abroad. Observers have been concerned with how such mobility is related to individualization, and in particular how it may challenge collective institutions, communities and families. The aim of this study is to explore such issues among women and men with international work experience. Using data from European Social Survey, the paper investigates previously mobile workers in terms of their current working and living conditions. Across genders, we consider different forms of individualization that may be associated with transnational labour mobility. While both women and men with transnational work experience generally feature strong strategic individualization, this is most pronounced among men. Hence, men's mobility is among other things associated with increased autonomy in working life, while – in contrast to women – it does not seem to hamper their integration in the sphere of social reproduction.
Chang, T. L., & Martins de Abreu, F. (2022). Experience the Past in the Present with Immersive Technologies. 53–54. https://multimodus.ipportalegre.pt/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/BOOK-OF-ABSTRACTS-MULTIMODUS.pdf
Countless historical sites worldwide have become unrecognisable based on their historical context. Many are cultural heritage structures with significant historical and aesthetic importance. The majority have not been well preserved; worse, some were demolished (Stenning, 2015). Furthermore, structures are part of a dynamic and changing environment, and their location within the original landscape is not always clear. People have gradually forgotten cultural traditions as environments where historical stories took place, and the look and feel have been corrupted. Immersive Virtual Reality (V.R.) allows us to relive and explore the past. However, in the Pearl River Delta Region, specifically Macau S.A.R., V.R. is still in its infancy and is not frequently used for reproducing historical sceneries. Our research focuses on reproducing heritage structures and scenery based on scarce historical information. It shows how to incorporate facts and memories into the design and create engaging, immersive experiences in V.R. scenery that takes place, both inside and outside of a cultural heritage site that has lost its original appearance. Following this, a prototype was created with specific parameters relating to past and present sceneries. We partially reproduced an existing building complex currently being used for creative and commercial purposes, but it was a shelter for the poor and a house for old ladies to live in. There were not enough facts or images linked to the inner space in the past. Inadequate information allows audiovisual scene creators to be more imaginative. The prototype focuses on a functional design that integrates cultural traits tied to local industries. The researcher used image processing software, and web 3D tools (A-Frame 1.1.0). Users can navigate by virtually “walking” and starting the visual tour; simultaneously, the story unfolds as the timeline progresses. After entering, the users jump from the present to a specific era in the past. With audio guidance, users enter the private space, shared areas, working space, etc. Users can interact with objects from the virtual scenes while the interface displays relevant audiovisual introductions. Users could utilise the virtual system to learn how the old ladies led their daily lives in the Pearl River Delta Region and grasp the local single ladies’ group lifestyle at a specific time in the past (Kwong, 2020). The interactive experience enhances the users’ interest; additionally, the users become more familiar with the region’s traditional customs. With this approach, we can create old stories using modern technology. A-Frame provides users with great convenience and can be used by any Internet browser without relying on professional V.R. devices. The content from this usage provides a greater understanding of our heritage buildings and their historical context to the wider community. This could be used in other heritage sites worldwide to reproduce and maintain structural qualities over time. This immersive experience could be a means to navigate the past while in the present. This application could benefit exhibition developers, and visitors, notably in exhibition guided tours, virtual tours inside museums, or educational assisted historical storytelling.
Pestana, P., Barbosa, A., & Estadieu, G. (2022). Macao Soundscape as an Analysis Tool for Sound Quality Assessment. 64–65. https://multimodus.ipportalegre.pt/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/BOOK-OF-ABSTRACTS-MULTIMODUS.pdf
Macao SAR, China is one of the more densely-populated territories in the world, and as such necessarily struggles with Soundscape quality. Nonetheless, the territory has already been identified as a unique location for to function as a Soundscape living lab (Cordeiro et al., 2014), since it has a very small manageable area that includes many types of geographical varieties, from extremely high density urban areas to natural environments with dense vegetation highland or varied water front typologies. In addition, Macao has extremely wide multicultural population with a broad range of subjects that have diverse cultural perceptions and thresholds in regards to sonic cognition. The potential impact of this diversity has already been noticed in both tourism (To & Chung, 2019) and research (Chung et al., 2016). The concept of Soundscape itself is garnering increased awareness as a viable alternative to assess the quality of the sonic environment, of use to policy management and legislation, shown not only by the increasing numbers of scientific articles on the subject (Moscoso et al., 2018), but also by recent international standardisation efforts in measuring it (ISO,2018). In this talk we shall give a preliminary description and illustration of the Soundscape in a territory that is rich in diversity and has huge potential for citizen participation. This includes approaches like noise mapping, sound mapping, Soundwalks, grounded theory efforts for detailed descriptions of the environment and use of alternative objective metrics. We will describe how to use the richness of this gathered data in developing artificial-intelligence algorithms to autonomously assess and predict the evaluation of a given Soundscape based on recordings alone. This goal will alleviate the intense human effort in subjective assessment, and may prove to be an effective and substantial diagnostics tool in planning the soundscape for prospective built environments, functioning not only as an analysis and diagnostics tool, but as a design strategy for a sustainable sonic future.
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