…Jan26 weekly post, courtesy of Diigo's ever so useful auto-blogging feature. Otherwise, weekly course blogging would suffer mightily.I almost managed one yesterday. When flash crashed the browser mid-post, I took it as an omen and desisted. Today, I was going to embed and introduce the Week 2 Enforcing IndependenceYouTube clip with the comment about this being oxymoron week but realized that has been every week so far...both of them.
no, not declaring yet—still orienting
As I mentioned last week, I've been thinking of other ways and places to use the feature. Although the intro/commentary + something visual is a good basic model, I'm still experimenting before taking it on the road with another blog. What then, I wonder, would be the odds of getting Joe Berry to use it for COCAL Updates...slim to none I suspect. That's being too optimistic. Is this a digression from the rhizomatic path? Indeed, but what could be more rhizomatic than that? The path is never straight or narrow.
"Rhizome is a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972-1980) project. It is what Deleuze calls an "image of thought", based on the botanical rhizome, that apprehends multiplicities."
"In botany,[dendrology], a rhizome (from Ancient Greek: rhízōma "mass of roots", from rhizóō "cause to strike root") is a modified subterranean stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes. Rhizomes may also be referred to as creeping rootstalks or rootstocks."
"rhizome, in botany, horizontal, underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant. This capability allows the parent plant to propagate vegetatively (asexually) and also enables a plant to perennate (survive an annual unfavourable season) underground. In some plants (e.g., water lilies, many ferns and forest herbs), the rhizome is the only stem of the plant. In such cases, only the leaves and flowers are readily visible."
But we also know that we make ourselves stupid when we restrict ourselves to tolerating only the mildest disruptions of our comfort.”
“in this world of abundance, knowledge is not a library but a playlist tuned to our present interests. It is not eternally truthful content but subject matter good enough for our current task. It is not a realm but a path that gets us where we’re going.”
Cathleen Nardi's Pinterest board for #rhizo14. Focus include links to posts and rhizome related links rather than primarily images of rhizomes (.e.g. rhizomes in nature). The page serves as a visual #rhizo14 aggregationI started a rhizome pinboard too but intend to focus more on images, including ones less course related one.
from another blog, "places along the way"Rhizomatic connects here because a) it describes my social media network explorations, b) the interests they connect, and c) is another, possibly better, organizing metaphor for cities and urban space
Diversity has become a buzz word, an oversimplified ideal. We should instead embrace heterogeneity—the fact that people in the population at large, and within our own movements and communities, will invariably differ with regards to every possible trait. Heterogeneity is messy and complicated, but we must come to expect it.”
As educators, our job as I see it is to facilitate the self-responsible expression of those opinions and provide a safe space to allow them to change.
…first try with Diigo auto-blogging feature works nicely, even if format aesthetics leave something to be desired so I tidied up the format, added images, page break and a head note -- and with it, more value.. I'll try to "fix" next week by post a few images during the week , especially toward the end of it. The post is long so I need to come in Sunday morning to add a head note, page break, whatever...at least one image if the "fix" doesn't work
"Keith Hamon'" decalcomania is a process for transferring a pattern from one thing to another, and it describes quite accurately how we create meaning in our minds. In decalcomania, a surface with a potent image or medium is pressed against another surface. After the two surfaces are separated, self-similar images reside on both surfaces
Really helpful post about the rhizome metaphor with outstanding RSA talk by Manuel Lima on networked learning. Encourages a new look at rhizomes and what might lead to diversity (you know they are clones). Bacteria?
"This board is in support of the web essay incorporating ideas based on the Rhizome chapter in the book by Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. Check the web essay here: http://assemblagegiraf87.blogspot.co.uk/ NOTE: The chapter of the book is available online: http://danm.ucsc.edu/~dustin/library/deleuzeguattarirhizome.pdf"
"for #rhizo14 Rhizomatic Learning (which has its own board that I will pin from) but mostly because I like the images and the tangled root system of associated concepts in philosophy, education, SNA, network and communication theory, design, etc."
Thoughts about the #Rhizo14 MOOC Research Project?
INTRO BY MAHA: We can EACH have our own research agenda and work together to support each other in making it work for this course. This might mean four or five or ten different research questions led by different people, and supported by as many of us as are interested in the other's question. I see already we are on the path to a rhizomatic research approach that is not unidirectional and slightly chaotic but has such rich potential. This would hopefully result in different research projects and publications that each give a different perspective on rhizo14. A metaphor i like is "crystallization" - like a crystal, u can look at it and illuminate it from different angles and see totally different things. Would be beautiful to have this about #rhizo14.
"Anyone interested in doing research about the different forms of community interaction and its effects on learning in #rhizo14? How would we go about that? (I assume it has been done for other cMOOCs but this could take a rhizomatic angle)."
Mooc research, antrhopology study on a mooc as a tribe: new roles in the tribe; communication patterns; language used, neologisms; subgroups in the tribe; central and peripheral places; roles, rules and what ever. Might be the first anthro research on moocs and online communities ever. Participatory research, living among the natives is a accepted qualitative research method.