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Deleuze&Guattari Week 6 Mod2Pmod


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Presentation by Dr Craig Hammond on chaos theory, complexity theory and the ideas of Deleuze & Guattari (Rhizome, Nomadism and Arborescence). Delivered at University Centre Blackburn College (UCBC)

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Deleuze&Guattari Week 6 Mod2Pmod

  1. 1. Towards the Postmodern… Deleuze & Guattari Modernity to Chaos, Complexity & the RhizomePostmodernity: Week Six Dr Craig Hammond (UCBC)
  2. 2. From certainty to chaos• The emergence of chaos & unpredictability
  3. 3. The Mandelbrot Set
  4. 4. D&G – The Rhizome• Royal Science / Imperial Science• Arborescent
  5. 5. D&G – The Rhizome• Nomad Science / Rhizome
  6. 6. D&G – The Rhizome (additional principles)• "rhizome"• The first two characteristics of the rhizome are the principles of connection and heterogeneity• The third principle of the rhizome is that of multiplicity• The fourth characteristic of the rhizome is referred to as the principle of asignifying rupture
  7. 7. D&G – The Rhizome (additional principles) • How might Deleuze & Guattari’s ideas be applied to an understanding of: – Political action (and new political possibilities) – Popular Culture (e.g. reception of media) – Language/Communication