Part 2.

A semi-homonym, has been writing some short poems while listening to albums on youtube, João Pedro Valente relinquishes them in the platform as comments. But now, I’ll be collecting them here. Hope you find them entertaining.

All of me, in 23 pairs of chromosomes,
trained non stop in a Tibetan academy,
there were infinite red light districts there
and even Joel Schumacher and Jim visited.
Ask Burroughs. I saw him there as well, twice…. or three times.
In fact he said this weird thing to me:
“In W 2 vertices go down. Have you ever considered how many go up?”
In Dublin there is a cyberpub where they still say www out loud,
And how many times was the emperor stabbed?
David Hilbert got 23 problems but The Players ain’t one.


What I did not tell you earlier,
(and now you might think I’ve been playing with you)
is that there were two pieces to this puzzle. Another hint:
it all starts with the 23rd letter of the alphabet.
Nichts ist so wie es scheint.
Don’t believe me? Check it.
Been hacking through life like Karl Koch
but it’s all apophenia and Gorge Box
never actually said that all models are wrong
but some are useful. What he said was longer
and not marketable. Oh well. For starters
you should be more interested in Cox’s
proportional hazards models Skidoo.


Incrível e crível,
Não passa no crivo: mel.
Mal fosse. Cravos, mil
moles conto. Mulas cravo.
Escravos libertam-se - “Elabora!”
Silabas voam agora e libélulas
são moleiros em rios de criogenia,
dissimulados em cais de rias.
Simulado o “eu” que escreveria,
Mas cai nas escadarias.


methodological undetermination is
listening attentively to Coelacanths
as if they did not have any sort of cognitive bias,
morphometric description of their fins
while neglecting all data that does not conform means
gambler’s illusion meets Procrustes’ superimpositions
leaving us in ether with just one question…

does it really matter if oarfish are over ten meters?

Or rather

can we really measure what we call matter?


revue systématique && méta-analyse
dans le spirale d’Amour qui pèse sur moi
avec beaucoup d’échelles différentes
top-down && bottom-up
Messe Caline || mescaline
dioxyde de carbone ambiant
au royaume des mutants
Navarra tive || narrativa

Songe de cristal,
é para bem ou mal
do Marante.

mauvais résultats « “(…) in more than one language will result in a stronger
and more complete (…)” (Gurevitch & Nakagawa, 2015:204)
key word combinations » wild cards
vision nocturne == !(prononcer “tarsier” comme un anglais)

What a mess,
Call? All in.


Observo o obverso (de novo…) ergo o ego.
Enquanto desço escadas de Jacob, mas só de trás para a frente
e verso, enfrento o verso
a caminho de Jericho. A ver se é frente a frente
como o The Eagle and Child e o Lamb & Flag
enquanto reparo nisto, ainda me atropelam.
Topa le trop tropa tipo el Victor Torpedo
a acordar estes carneiros para o Menino do Lapedo,
só com meia-dúzia de acordes
como é que me acordam do pesadelo?
Só viro vegetariano quando a dieta for trevos
mutantes, de 4.2 folhas “- Como?” - em média - “Comédia”.
Queria estimar o erro residual, mas o N < 13, impede-mo.


Je voudrais me souvenir de toi
mas foi de passagem como pássaros
a serem orquestrados por Sadao Watanabe.
Sadio, só que sóbrio e só com saudade, bate a nave
contra Enceladus de Saturno… - “que wannabe!”
Grita o Sol maior quando nota. Harmónica, mas eu respondo
“Foi só um toque” à la folie, tocamos esta assim.
Trocamos estas línguas, e foste ceifar a lua minha.
(Sim, ela foi-se com a foice que me defenia).
E o luar que me defendia. Agora sou fera ferida
à espera que a esfera brilhe, mas está num eclipse
essa elipse que o espírito orbita.
Órbitas caem, após curvar na esquina.
“C’est la vie” Não. É a Via
Láctea.


Até que
ses parents,
se separam
tipo as duas curvas opostas dos
parêntesis.
Dispara em tecidos quentes
para enthèses
elle est contente, nessa conta tenta
ser essa condessa, mas a tenda tomba,
sobre a mesa, falta de gentileza,
nem me sobra…. essa sobremesa.
Diz? Pára. Sem ter sido um ente.
Feltro, velcro, veludo, e seda em sombras
onde sustento tentáculos
como um fulcro. Assim torcido e entorpecido, grito:
Luz é a mãe de todos os vultos.
Flutuo numa
onda de sustentáculos.
Apanhar-te na curva oposta
onde tu guinaste.
Tão tonta, tu tentaste.
Nem em dobras, tu vincaste.
Nunca vim gasto. Tu nem me vingaste.
Cá estou, vinho e casta. Amy
gastou vinho da casa. Amuou
mas eu vim dar-vos esta vindima.
Guindaste na avenida. Li que é altura
dum “ficaste por cima” na literatura.
O Prates roubava pires
e não queria ouvir berlindes.

ORLA - MASS

orla L O G O
ORLA logo (by Crouga)

ORLA is an etheral entity that emerged either within the depthness of blackholes or in the throat of Cthulhu eons ago.

Exactly 1 year ago, ORLA released an ambient sci-fi inspired project titled MASS, a cyclical exploratory journey through another universe. While mass increases, time does not exist: the journey never ends.

  1. Protostar
  2. White Dwarf
  3. Pulsar
  4. Strange Star
  5. SmBH

Composition: João Pedro Amorim (as ORLA)
João Bica (as Crouga) took part in the creation of “Pulsar” and “Strange Star”
Editing: Otávio Crespo
Mix & Master: Z G A

I created the video-album version of this album (click above!) using only freely available material from the Public Domain.

Below, more tracks featuring ORLA:

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You can buy his album on his BandCamp. Support your local artists!

Meurónios Bosque

A semi-homonym, has been writing some short poems while listening to albums on youtube, João Pedro Valente relinquishes them in the platform as comments. But now, I’ll be collecting them here. Hope you find them entertaining.

𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was the name,
he walked beturbaned on clouds,
and I bet you’re banned from feeding
like pigeons
in urban mazes.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was the name.

𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had some angels
that worked for him. In Burbank,
Los Angeles, the pizza-full pigeons
feed on disturbance
with broken wings.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had no angels.

Do not ever trust me.

𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 never visited, for sure,
Mount Aniakcha. But most people
never heard of the Bosniak classification
system of renal cystic masses.
Not that it matters.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 tomb is a pigeon-shaped labyrinth.

𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had a good childhood,
he played with triakis icosahedrons
all the time. Today someone discovers
Urbaniak, UrbSymphony and
Urbanator. A dolt.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was born an adult.

There are no pigeons in the skies of Nepal.


Datura thrive throughout the globe
(and drives relentlessly through your lobes)
in tropical and temperate climates,
(tristes trópiques et l’os temporal, échec et mat)
sometimes even in the strangest conditions
(soma tomar-se-ia com dicções estrangeiras)
such as growing near landfills and roadsides
(quería amantes, no adeptos, así era Lorca)


Se a cura é deitar-me nos campos
onde chovem pétalas de sakura,
acampo aí até que tsunamis convirjam em ondas
sónicas com virgens

se a cura é levantar-me do chão
salpicado por tons rosa de sakura,
mede chai, canela, picantes vários e sal picado
em medo que evapora

e deixai-me.


Tundra carbon arpeggios melt covered in the fire of slavic dragons, thought to be extinct.
Baba Yaga silently observes while the defrosted grass turns into ethereal mouth harps.


Zebras correm sobre teclas de marfim,
se é para que orem sobre azul do mar sem fim,
que o ouro pouco importa entre bemóis
e o outro susteve-se em sustenidos e búzios
há espera que ecoassem sóis doutras galáxias.
Enrolar-nos-íamos entre os dedos de Erroll Garner
tal acácias, ácidas, livres de roldanas e parafusos
que agora pouco importa. Entra, vê mais.


Come to me my love,
scissors / glue
desenterrar-te-ia as palavras, dez
enterradas em teias pelas larvas,

para que bronzeassem de novo ao sol
para que piriquitos dessem sombra às ondas
para que o lo-fi não esculpisse paraquat apenas

e no bater d’asas caíssem penas
numa distribuição de Bernoulli anseio que (num ânimo maior)

butterfly wings should not be a symbol for chaos (anymore)


Les absents ont toujours tort
Com absinto até te juro que torto
Fico.

Loin des yeux, loin du cœur
Acção, movo flores e decoro
Parto.

Parto deu-se, partindo findo
Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin.


Cânticos
Antigos
Sentimos
Sentados
Sentimen-
tosta-mista

Pão
Orégãos
Fiambre
Queijo
Azeite
Pão


Uma chaleira orbita o Sol entre Júpiter e Ceres,
prova-me que estou errado… É.
Informação ao núcleo, tu nunca evitas seres,
e o cosmos que evitas ser… És.
Estou a ver se evito sê-lo der por onde der,
só que nunca evito selos, é uma sede de ceder,
cego e passado acumulo um monte de dor: FERE.
Segue-me nas passadas ao cume se és, éS footwear.
Abanca que é Santander, branca a carta confere,
chego a ver um santo arder, chagas são pinhole para te ver…

Ampliado.

Ego abre a sutura sagital… chapéu.
Vergo a verga a quem perdeu… himénio.
Ela recebe prendas porque é a tal… anel.
Sinto que estive nas estepes com o meu… estipe.
De volta à vulva na traseira dum Volvo… volva.
Devolvo o meu céu ali a todos… micélio.


this reminds me that sometimes we should
not interact with the δ-opioid receptors at all
but would a tall cyclops cover his mouth when he says:
“human proteins, in radioligand binding assays” ?

Hey, I have a few new publications I want to bring your attention to.

CADOES

d’Oliveira Coelho J, Curate F. 2019. CADOES: An interactive machine-learning approach for sex estimation with the pelvis. Forensic Science International, 302:109873.

CADOES employs powerful graphical devices, flexible variable selection, robust cross-validation mechanisms, and 12 machine learning algorithms for estimating sex in skeletal remains using the pelvis.

landmarks
Landmarks defining the variables used.

The app is available at Osteomics.

New paper is available here.

There was media coverage about CADOES in Observador, Exame Informática, among many other portuguese magazines.


Ammer-Coelho simulator

Ammer S, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Cunha E. 2019. Outline Shape Analysis on the Trochlear Constriction and Olecranon Fossa of the Humerus: Insights for Sex Estimation and a New Computational Tool. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 64(6):1788–1795.

The easiest way to understand what we did here, is to grab a humerus, look at its distal (and posterior) end, and try to estimate its sex through outline shape simulation, using our app! I think this is the easiest-to-apply method based in geometric morphometrics ever. Well at least to my knowledge. I created the software back in 2017, so I am glad to see the paper out finally. Check it here!

PCA separation
PCA morphospace mined by an LDA algorithm for sex estimation

Paper available here.


SPINNE

Vilas-Boas D, Wasterlain SN, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Navega D, Gonçalves D. 2019. SPINNE: An app for human vertebral height estimation based on artificial neural networks. Forensic Science International. 298:121–130.

The SPINNE webapp together with raxter allow for a complete back-to-end protocol for anatomical stature estimation, even if some vertebras are missing in your individual. This is the most complete solution yet for the stature estimation problem in bioarchaeological or forensic anthropology scenarios. SPINNE uses a neural network regression approach to fill the missing values, similar to what we did previously in DXAGE. The paper is available here!

correlation matrix
Correlation Matrix with all the variables.

New biological profile data for the Lagos skeletons

Ferreira MT, Coelho C, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Navega D, Wasterlain SN. 2018. New data about sex and age-at-death based on the postcranial skeleton of the enslaved adult Africans found at Lagos, Portugal (15th-17th centuries). Cadernos do GEEvH, 7(1):7–16.

158 individuals of sub-saharan origin were excavated in an archaeological urban dump in Algarve. We re-analysed sex and age-at-death for adults (roughly 60% of the sample) using combinations of multiple methods. We provide all the dataset and results in this open access publication available at Cadernos do Grupo de Estudos de Evolução Humana.

Our research team was featured on El País!

escravo
One of the individuals from the Lagos excavations.

Mandibular paleopathology case

Silva A, Tomé T, Cunha C, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Valera A, Filipe V, Scott GR. 2018. Unilateral absence of mandibular condyle in a Bronze Age male skeleton from Portugal. International Journal of Paleopathology, 22: 168–172.

I contributed with some quantitative landmark-based analyses and 3D modelling for this paper.

dice view
I did this 3D model of the mandible using a NextEngine Scanner.

The paper described a pathological absence of the left mandibular condyle and its possible diagnoses, including subcondylar fracture, cystic defect, congenital absence, condylar aplasia and mandibular condylysis. The most likely explanation for the pathological alteration is subcondylar fracture with non-union. This mandible was likely functional, as can be inferred from dental wear and muscle attachment sites. This trauma probably occurred before adult age (male individual) when remodelling capacity is still high. Read more about it here.

à bientôt.

ZGA X DEL - Directrizes e Métodos de Transcendência

L O G O
ZGA X DEL - LOGO

Lines from 2008 up to 2018 get hyperdimensionally rebuilt into the ultimate origami by DEL while ZGA brings all the genres into a supernova darwinian competition in a spheric battlefield of lost clouds of electrons.

  1. EIS EU, EX-DEUS
  2. SOLIPSISMO A DOIS
  3. COLUNA VERTEBRAL
  4. RA.RAR
  5. PERCEPTRÃO
  6. ENSAIO DE AUTOPARASITOLOGIA
  7. KURTE GODEL
  8. ALÓTROPO
  9. PSICONAUTA (feat. zer-0)
  10. SOLIPDOIS A SISMO (REMIX)
  11. GRAVIDADE MAIOR (feat. Momentum II)
  12. TU A VIRES TER COMIGO OU EU A IR TER CONTIGO
ZGA X DEL inside out
ZGA X DEL inside out

Raps and lyrics by DEL
Beats, production, mastering, 1st verses and chorus on track 2, 2nd verse and chorus on track 10, adlibs on track 7 by Z G A
2nd verse on track 9 by zer-0
Piano and adlib on track 11 by Momemtum II

ZGA X DEL outside in
ZGA X DEL outside in

There is a hidden track in the physical version of the CD as well. Shhhh!
(Trumpet in hidden track by ORLA; verses in hidden track by zer-0)

We are on Spotify, BandCamp, Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, and YouTube (includes video-album and hidden track).

Meurónios Bosque!