Monthly Archives: November 2013


    Book: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia Author: Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari Chapter: I- Rhizome Rhizome: A horizontal, underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant. (source:

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The Genesis of the World?

Image: The Matrix Wallaper Extract from:   From the text of Manuel de Landa Deleuze and The Genesis of Form The essay we studied is an interpretation of Manuel de Landa (writer and artist) on the writings of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze about the genesis of form. According to De Landa, a constant [...]

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ANTS EYE VIEW- Local interaction creating global intelligence

The text from the book EMERGE from STEVEN JOHNSON makes me thinking about one simple question: what is an organism and what are its parts, and whether they can be viewed and studied in the same way as the organism itself? In biology an organism is any contiguous living system (such as animal, fungus, micro-organism, [...]

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‘We’re all made of lines’ || Deleuze

Title: “The Rhizome / A Thousand Plateaus” Author: Gilles Deleuze / Felix Guattari, 1980.   Photo from Faire Rhizome   Deleuze and Guattari introduce the concept of the rhizome as a metaphor for understanding politics, social life, literature, history, and sexuality. A rhizome is “a rootlike subterranean stem, commonly horizontal in position, that usually produces [...]

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“Street Level”

By Steven Johnson. Chapter 2. Summary. This reading describes the behavior of ants, living cells, and people, and how their individual (inter)actions follow and provoke a global system behavior. Global behavior, local interaction. There was a study which revealed a completely new way of understanding ant colonies and their behavior. The normal approach was to study [...]

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