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Rhizomatic Philosophy


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Pierre Lévy May 2012

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Rhizomatic Philosophy

  1. 1. Rhizoma(c  Philosophy   Prof.  Pierre  Lévy,  FRSC   CRC  in  Collec(ve  Intelligence   University  of  OAawa   May  2012  
  2. 2. RHIZOMATIC  GROUP  OF  TRANSFORMATIONS   Levels  are  in  rela(on  of  rhizoma(c  symmetry   level  n     groups  of  transforma(ons  on  messages,  algorithms  et   and  rhizomes  at  level  n.   operator  n–1/n   irreversible  transforma(on  from  n–1  into  n  and  vice  versa.   level  n-­‐1     groups  of  transforma(ons  on  messages,  algorithms    virtualiza(on   actualiza(on   and  rhizomes  at  level  n–1.   operator  n–2/n–1   irreversible  transforma(on  from  n–2  into  n–1  and  vice  versa.   level  1   groups  of  transforma(ons  on  les  messages,  les  algorithms     et  les  rhizomes  at  level  1.   operator  0/1   irreversible  transforma(on  from  0  into  1  and  vice  versa.   level  0   groups  of  transforma(ons  on  messages,  algorithms     and  rhizomes  at  level  0.  
  3. 3. COSMOLOGY  FROM  A  NOETIC  POINT  OF  VIEW   cultural    world   conceptualiza(on,  conscious  intelligence     reflexive  compu/ng   symbolic  algorithms     logico-­‐seman(c  calculus       animal  world   affec(ve  imagina(on,  phenomenal  consciousness   inten/onal  compu/ng   neural  algorithms   sensori-­‐motor  calculus   biological  world   pragma(c  meaning,  self-­‐reference     dialogic  compu/ng   gene(c  algorithms     self-­‐reproduc(ve  calculus   physical  world   spontaneity,  self-­‐organiza(on   existen/al  compu/ng  
  4. 4. REFLEXIVE  INTELLIGENCE    3  transverse  func(ons  :      S  reason      B  judgement      T  imagina(on   world  of  facts   truth/theories   S  uAerance  B  accomplishment    T  reality   existen(al  reflexion     U  truth  checking  A  renewal  of  possibili(es   world  of  objects   reference  possibili(es/worlds   S  individual      B  value    T  image   inten(onal  reflec(on     U  représenta(on      A  renewal  of  meanings   world  of  acts   pragma(c  meaning/language  games   S  enuncia(on    B  performance    T  project   dialogic  reflec(on   U  contextual  interpreta(on  A  renewal  of  ideas   world  of  ideas   virtuali(es  of  meaning  /ecosystems  of  ideas   S  concept    B  affect    T  percept      
  5. 5. HUMAN  COLLECTIVE  INTELLIGENCE:  CULTURAL  STRATA   digital  culture   intelligence  collec(ve  réflexive     augmenta(on  by  automa(c  transforma(on     ubiquity,  interconnec(on  and  manipula(on  of  symbols   mass  media  culture   méthodes  et  instruments  des  sciences  expérimentales   augmenta(on  by  automa(c  reproduc(on     mul(plica(on  and  transmission  of  symbols     literate  culture   ra(onality,  humanism,  universality  horizon   augmenta(on  by  groups  of  transforma(ons  symbols  ciphered  or  alphabe(zed  for  manipula(on  op(miza(on   scribal  culture   archives,  hermeneu(cs,  systema(c  knowledge   augmenta(on  by  reproduc(on   symbols  coded  and  perpetuated  wri(ng  systems   oral  culture   narra(ves,  rituals,  tools  
  6. 6. AUTOMATIC  TRANSFORMATION  OF  SYMBOLS   SemanAc  Sphere   personal  and  collec(ve  KM  systems     reflexive  collec/ve  intelligence   addressing  /  interoperability  of  concepts   IEML,  USL   World  Wide  Web   search  engines,  social  media   global  hypermedia  public  sphere   addressing  /  format  /  interoperability  of  data   HTTP,  URL,  HTML,  XML,  RDF...   Internet   cloud  compu(ng:  distributed  services   networks  of  automata   addressing  /  interoperability  of  automata   TCP-­‐IP   Automata   servers,  personal  mobile  interfaces   electronic  circuits   addressing  /  interoperability  of  bits   opera(ng  systems  
  7. 7. IEML  SEMANTIC  SPHERE   group  of  ideas   flow  of  current  in  seman(c  circuits     referring  to  data   enuncia(ve  circuits    currents    data   algorithmic  games:  categoriza(on  and  evalua(on  of  data   group  of  semanAc  circuits   paradigma(c,  syntagma(c,  textual  and  hypertextual  circuits     interpreted  in  natural  languages   rhizomes    paradigma(c  circuits    enuncia(ve  circuits   algorithmic  language  :  dic(onary  and  grammar   topologic  group   rhizomes  coded  by  a  non  commuta(ve  algebra   that  is  in  symmetry  rela(on  with  a  commuta(ve  algebra   algebra    script    rhizomes   algorithmic  wri(ng:  transcoding  algebra  /  rhizomes   algebraic  group   finite  regular  language  alphabet:  {E,  U,  A,  S,  B,  T},  genera(ve  and  addi(ve  opera(ons   compu(ng  power  of  the  digital  medium  
  8. 8. COLLECTIVE  INTELLIGENCE  IN  THE  SERVICE  OF  HUMAN  DEVELOPMENT   VIRTUAL   development   knowledge  networks   will  networks   power  networks   arts    /  sciences   values  /  governance   finance  /  competencies   rights/  du(es   formal  intelligence   emo(onal  intelligence   prac(cal  intelligence   SIGN   BEING   THING  networks  of  documents   biophysical  networks   networks  of  people   messages  /  media   technology  /  health  /   trust  /  social  roles   environment   ACTUAL   development