Category Archives: D&G

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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Cinquain for Rhizomatic Learning

 Rhizomes Invasive things? That depends on the type. Some need nurturing so they thrive; others choke. flickr photo shared by Internet Archive Book Images with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) (purists might say this is not a true cinquain. I’ve … Continue reading

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Haiku for Rhizomatic Learning

What’s rhizo learning? A chance to play with new things. Don’t worry ’bout the mess.

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#rhizo15: An Invasive Species?

In this week’s #rhizo15 question, Dave Cormier asks if rhizomatic learning is an invasive species. Depends   (This is inspired by Keith, btw.)  

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Time to cluster

I’ve seen a few comments over the last couple of weeks about people not being able to keep up with rhizo15, or read everything, and I think that this might be causing some folk to worry that they are not … Continue reading

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Playing pictures

Thanks to the amazing Kevin (@dogtrax) I am learning lots of new skills. Over the weekend he played some pictures of #rhizo15 and shared his method.  I’d been meaning to do something about an image that Simon (@sensor) had tweeted over … Continue reading

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