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Metaphors

  1. 1. Metaphors Gráinne Conole,University of Leicester 21st March 2012
  2. 2. Metaphors Ecologies SpacesMemes Rhizomes http://e4innovation.com/?p=489
  3. 3. Ecologies• Co-evolution of tools and users• Niches colonisation of new habitats• Survival of the fittest
  4. 4. MemesAn internet meme is somethingThat spreads like wildfire on theWeb (Blackmore)To describe the interaction What makes us differentwith digital technologies Is our ability to imitate The Internet allows for The unprecedented Spreading of ideas Issuesin terms of convergence of thought
  5. 5. Spaces
  6. 6. Rhizomes A rhizome is a stem of a plant that sends out roots as it spreads. Describes the way that ideas are multiple, interconnected and self- replicating. A rhizome has no beginning or end like a learning processhttp://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/11/05/rhizomatic-learning-why-learn/

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