Tag Archives: #rhizo14

Communication and interdisciplinarity

“True communication is possible only between equals, because inferiors are more consistently rewarded for telling their superiors pleasant lies than for telling the truth.:” (from the The Jargon File version 4.4.8: SNAFU principle) “Communication is possible only between equals: that’s … Continue reading

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Wizard Prang on Education

As the website of Chronicles of Wizard Prang, the book by Stafford Beer, is not properly configured to display the text, I am putting here this chapter, which is about education. To view the other chapters, go to the website of … Continue reading

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Books and Assemblages #rhizo14

A book is a tool that allows us to do some things. It can have a variety of purposes (aesthetic, scientific, philosophical, etc.). It is, first of all, a mode of organizing and storing information, with which a human being … Continue reading

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Rhizomes & formal contexts. 3. Some quotes from TAZ #rhizo14

In Temporary Autonomous Zone, Hakim Bey indicates at least one answer to the question of how to deal with formal power structures. (One problem that you may encounter with this tactics is that not everyone wants to be free.) He … Continue reading

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Rhizomes & formal contexts. 2. A context example #rhizo14

“There must be some kind of way out of here”, said the joker to the thief. (Bob Dylan, All along the watchtower) (To every generalization there may be one or more exceptions. Generalizations are always valid to a certain extent, … Continue reading

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Rhizomes & formal contexts. 1. Intro: questions #rhizo14

As observed by Cathleen Nardi in a recent post (“Down the Rabbit Hole“), one important aim of the discussion in #rhizo14 is to get to the point of “using our knowledge to make changes in education, starting with our own … Continue reading

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On the metaphor of the nomad #rhizo14

While thinking about uncertainty, my mind keeps returning to the metaphor of the nomad, or the wanderer. I feel it is a very important metaphor, and I want to examine why. While reading through other people’s thoughts, I felt a … Continue reading

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On uncertainty #rhizo14

I set out to walk through unknown terrain. What do I have to take with me? How can I know what I’ll need? In life there are always two sides to things. Uncertainty is never absolute, nor is certainty. There … Continue reading

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Notes on Eshu, for #rhizo14

Some comments on the story about Eshu’s Birth: I wanted to post something here about Eshu for my fellows from #rhizo14, because the character is a rich source of allegories and metaphors that can be connected to rhizomatic thought. Eshu … Continue reading

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Autonomy and heteronomy

This is just some brainstorming, as an afterthought on the previous post (“Not everyone wants to be free“). Commenting on that post, I said that “Trying to enforce anything does not seem like a solution to me.” I have to … Continue reading

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