Daily Archives: October 7, 2010

Rhizomatic Bodies: Thinking through the Virtualities of Control Societies

Bhattacharyya’s treatment of globalization as “the only game in town” certainly resonates the rhizomatics of knowledge societies where in order to attain social control, it is necessary to compete on a global scale through differential accumulation. Bhattacharyya’s unique approach to … Continue reading

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Are Trends Becoming Obsolete? – A Rhizomatic position

In her Ph.D. dissertation Maria Mackinney-Valentin develops a sixth position for understanding trend mechanisms. This position draws inspiration from the rhizome, a botanical phenomenon that was developed into a philosophical concept by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. A rhizome is … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic Knowledge Communities – Edtechtalk, Webcast Academy

The idea of a rhizomatic knowledge community draws on a strong current tradition of random ideas and solid scholarship. There is a sense in which we all understand the way that these types of things come together… certainly every time … Continue reading

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Rhizome: Guerrilla Media, Swarming and Asymmetric Politics in the 21st Century

Philosopher Philip Bobbitt, in his seminal work “The Shield of Achilles”, proposed that the 20th century was defined by the ideological conflicts between socialism, fascism and capitalism. These competing ideologies purported to offer the hierarchal control structure most suited to … Continue reading

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Rhizome – philosophy – Wikipedia

Rhizome is a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972–1980) project. It is what Deleuze calls an “image of thought”, based on the botanical rhizome, that apprehends multiplicities. via Rhizome (philosophy) – … Continue reading

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Rhizome – botany – Wikipedia

In botany, a rhizome is a characteristically horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes. Rhizomes may also be referred to as creeping rootstalks or rootstocks. via Rhizome – … Continue reading

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June Holley and The Art of Being Rhizomatic (The Practice of Network Weaving)

June urged us not to think narrowly about Network Weaving as a specific job description, but rather as a role. “You don’t hire someone to be a network weaver. You want someone who is open to learning and a good … Continue reading

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Deleuze & Guattari on Rhizomatic Communications

This paper concentrates on two of the above mentioned French theorists, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and the ideas found in their seminal work A Thousand Plateaus . A number of contemporary theorists who are focused on computer mediated communication, … Continue reading

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Against Leviathan: Building Rhizomatic Brands

Against Leviathan: building rhizomatic brands This paper challenges ideas about resistance to change and by implication, the traditional model of brand building which suggests the dominance of the organisation in controlling a brand. In its place we will stress the … Continue reading

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Internet: Towards a Holistic Ontology – Rhizomes and Cybernetics

This thesis attempts an outline of an ontology for the Internet based on relational holism. While it does not aim to arrive at any final or conclusive version of this ontology, it does offer some possible models or analogies towards … Continue reading

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