Tag Archives: D&G

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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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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Pic n Mix Philosophy

There’s a theory in the Philosophy of Religion called religious pluralism, which has many variations, one of which is the belief that no one religion has got it right, but that parts of different religions can be combined to find … 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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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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Steal and Remix

So I know Alan objects to us using “stealing” to mean “remixing with the author’s permission”, but it’s something I say quite often, along with things like “can I nick a chip?”, although bizarrely I get mildly irritated when folk … Continue reading

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Institutionalisation of values

Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.  Rousseau, Social Contract, Book 1 I’m teaching my first years Rousseau and I’m (meant to be) reading Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society – everywhere I look there are critiques of the state … Continue reading

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