Category Archives: D&G

Ampen, Don’t Dampen

A week of reflection. Finding that friends were hurting and we didn’t know. Knowing that I’d been hurt as well. What to do? What to think? What to say? A slogan from Terry jingling around in my head resulted in … Continue reading

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Deleuze is hard

I remember a couple of years ago, maybe during rhizo14, some people getting annoyed about Deleuze and complaining that it was hard. Well, it is – no doubt about that. I’ve spend years practicing philosophy and I still don’t find … Continue reading

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Dream Team

Yesterday’s Daily Create asked us build our dream team of five. Meh, no inspiration for that – so here’s Deleuze’s five from ATP: Yet much of positive value came of Deleuze’s flirtation with the greats. He discovered an orphan line of … Continue reading

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Old books I would not want to be without

The Daily Create yesterday was bizarre: There are only 3 tweets with this hashtag on Twitter. We found it via @mr45144 and we would love to add some #ds106 love to #OldBooksIDareNotPartWith today. Find a book you dare not part … Continue reading

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Rhizome: 7 word story

Today’s daily create is to: Explain something technical in 24 seconds and summarize in 7 words as a video. I wanted to try something new, so I Googled for animated text and found FlashVortex and quickly made these to – ahem … Continue reading

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The rhizome is NOT a metaphor

Deleuze & Guattari’s concept of the rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus is not a metaphor. Let me repeat that. IT IS  NOT A METAPHOR. NOT. A. METAPHOR. Despite acknowledging this in their recent paper The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching … Continue reading

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#onetree

This week Kim’s photo challenge is about trees. Despite D&G’s dislike of trees: We’re tired of trees. We should stop believing in trees, roots, and radicles. They’ve made us suffer too much. All of arborescent culture is founded on them, … Continue reading

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Heterogeneous rhizomes

When folk hear about the concept of a rhizome in D&G they often assume, not unreasonably, that the analogy being made is to the botanical concept of ginger, or potatoes, or Japanese Knotweed. Well, sometimes it is, and it can be … Continue reading

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Don’t push your metaphors too far

Among the long list of fallacies we teach in level 1 philosophy is one called weak analogy: This fallacy consists in assuming that because two things are alike in one or more respects, they are necessarily alike in some other … Continue reading

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Thanks for #rhizo15

So I guess this is the end of the official #rhizo15 thing. Some of us talked about thanking Dave for hosting this crazy party, and some of us thought we should not thank him at all, because that was not … Continue reading

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