Not only “definitions” and “rules” (see my previous post) but also “power” and even “weapons” were mentioned strikingly often in the first week of Rhizo14. Are here definitions being used for fighting? I had to closely read whether this term was used as a weapon. I even did a Find-on-Page of “def” to reveal the actual sequence of the word occurrences.
Today, Jenny Mackness very plausibly pointed to a re-definition of the word “cheating”.
I was attracted by the Rhizomatic metaphor because of its topological affordance which I tried to depict with my futile graphical attempts, and which is so suitable to explain the big message of connectivism: that nodes have long been overrated over edges, and trees over networks, and that a balance must be regained between these sorts of thinking.
But I do not want to become a warrior to just violently reverse the imbalance. Tomorrow I’ll have to rethink all this.