Category Archives: #rhizo15

Penfriends

When I was a teenager I had two pen friends – one in Paris and one in Berlin. I wrote them painfully dull letters in excruciating French and German and received  equally dull letters back from them. My heart sank … Continue reading

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Squinting sideways

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:– We murder to dissect. (Wordsworth, The Tables Turned) I often used to feel that doing analytic philosophy was like pulling the legs of a spider … Continue reading

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Knitting for friends

At some point during rhizo15 I decided it would to start knitting for online friends. I started with a hat for Kevin (@dogtrax). This is a Klein bottle hat based on a pattern from here.       Susan(@EatcherVeggies) liked … Continue reading

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Beginning #clmooc

Apparently #CLMOOC starts today – I am excite! I’ve made a quick poster using Mozilla Thimble. Dunno how to embed it in this blog though 🙁  

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Storify for #tomereaders chat

Yesterday we had our first #tomereaders Twitter chat about Chapter 2 of Bowen’s Teaching Naked, which is about “social proximity and the virtual classroom”. Autumm and I found a lot of similarities between what Bowen is saying and our #rhizo15 … Continue reading

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Teaching Naked (1)

I’m reading Teaching Naked at the moment for a book group, Twitter chat, who knows what-rhizo thing with Autumm and some others. I like it. Here’s Bowen’s assessment of the supposed revolution caused by the internet age: The point here is … Continue reading

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Email for rhizoANT projects

As we’re looking at collaborative tools for an upcoming presentation about rhizo14, Rebecca and AK  have both written about their feelings of their experiences with using email. In particular, AK talks about the challenges posed by having multiple email addresses – … Continue reading

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Barbie discovers #rhizo15

Today’s Daily Create from @dogtrax Here’s mine. You can go to Feminist Hacker Barbie and make your own.

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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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Recommend a book to a friend

This popped up in my inbox today, with the suggestion to recommend a book I have read to an online friend. So that got me thinking about the sort of books I’ve been dipping into recently. To be honest, the types … Continue reading

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