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  Encyclopedia: Rhizome
In botany, a rhizome is a usually-underground, horizontal stem of a plant that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
A tuber is a thickened part of a rhizome that has been enlarged for use as a storage organ.
A tuber is a part of a rhizome thickened for use as a storage organ, usually, though not always, subterranean, such as a potato.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rhizome   (811 words)

 Gilles Deleuze / Félix Guattari _Rhizome_
Let us summarize the principal characteristics of a rhizome: unlike trees or their roots, the rhizome connects any point to any other point, and its traits are not necessarily linked to traits of the same nature; it brings into play very different regimes of signs, and even nonsign states.
Unlike the tree, the rhizome is not the object of reproduction: neither external reproduction as image-tree nor internal reproduction as tree-structure.
What is at question in the rhizome is a relation to sexuality—but also to the animal, the vegetal, the world, politics, the book, things natural and artificial—that is totally different from the arborescent relation: all manner of “becomings.
www.geocities.com /picturesref/rhizome.html   (2046 words)

 After Rhizome
For works at Rhizome I only can point to older information (see After Rhizome Critique), while, from what I have understood, for the works that are hosted by computerfinearts there is a clear contract.
Rhizome has become a sort of Disney looking site attracting people that go for a brandname instead of doing some search for themselves, because there are free and in some cases even better alternatives.
Rhizome was in the first place a community with free access and was made a succes because a lot of people put a lot of energy in it.
www.geocities.com /afterrhizome   (1681 words)

 Rhizome Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the emergence of the rhizome, that trunk is spilt into a multitude of pieces, allowing the public to form their own structures of thought from the pieces they acquire.
The fifth characteristic of the rhizome is that of cartography.
The rhizome is not an object of reproduction in the sense that it does not repeat itself, Deleuze and Guattari explain, and as such, is “a map and not a tracing” (“Plateau” 12).
pages.wooster.edu /~score/part2.html   (1628 words)

 Deleuze & Guattari on the Rhizome
Puppet strings, as a rhizome or multiplicity, are tied not to the supposed will of an artist or puppeteer but to a multiplicity of nerve fibers, which form another puppet in other dimensions connected to the first: "Call the strings or rods that move the puppet the weave.
It forms a rhizome with the world, there is an aparallel evolution of the book and the world; the book assures the deterritorialization of the world, but the world effects a reterritorialization of the book, which in turn deterritorializes itself in the world (if its capable, if it can).
Perhaps one of the most important characteristics of the rhizome is that it always has multiple entryways; in this sense, the burrow is an animal rhizome, and sometimes maintains a clear distinction between the line of flight as passageway and storage or living strata (cf.
www.gseis.ucla.edu /courses/ed253a/kellner/deleuze.html   (2616 words)

 A Theory of Power, Jeff Vail's Critique of Hierarchy & Empire
Rhizome structures, swarming media and asymmetric politics will not be a means to support or improve a centralized, hierarchal democracy—they will be an alternative to it.
Rhizome tactics such as swarming have been used successfully at the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, and less successfully by protesters at the Republican National Convention in 2004 (link).
Rhizome tactics have found notable success in economics as well, with rural communities using localization policies, increasing distributed power generation, the spread of farmers’ markets and an increased focus on “slow food” and regional cuisine.
www.jeffvail.net /2005/07/rhizome-guerrilla-media-swarming-and.html   (1767 words)

 Lesser Ginger or 'Rhizome'
Rhizome is rarely available fresh in the United States, but is imported from Thailand in frozen pouches found in Southeast Asian markets.
In folk medicine, this rhizome is used to treat urinary problems, dysentery, dizziness and inflammations around the mouth.
After that, look for a whole rhizome in brine, such as is sold by Temple of Thai.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /ingredients/gkrachai.html   (649 words)

 Deleuze and Guattari, "Rhizome" annotation by Dan Clinton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The rhizome likewise resists structures of domination, such as the notion of “the mother tongue” in linguistics, though it does admit to ongoing cycles of what Deleuze refers to as “deterritorializing” and “reterritorializing” moments.
As such, “Rhizome” rapidly seeks to extinguish every last trace of Hegelianism, particularly from the object of the book: “There is no longer a tripartite division between a field of reality (the world) and a field of representation (the book) and a field of subjectivity (the author).
That the text is titled Rhizome does not amount to a statement of topic (for the essay refuses objects and signifieds) but rather a statement of identity.
www.chicagoschoolmediatheory.net /annotations/deleuzerhizome.htm   (481 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: rhizome @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
RHIZOME [rhizome] or rootstock, fleshy, creeping underground stem by means of which certain plants propagate themselves.
Thus if a rhizome is cut by a cultivating tool it does not die, as would a root, but becomes several plants instead of one, which explains why such weeds as Canada thistle and crabgrass are so hard to eradicate.
True arrowroot is starch from the rhizome of a West Indian plant.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:rhizome&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (133 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - rhizome
Rhizome, any fleshy stem that grows horizontally, as a food-storing organ, beneath the surface of the ground, and enables a plant to reproduce...
Iris (plant): reproduction by rhizomes, a form of cloning
Many plants—including strawberries and some grasses—clone themselves by producing runners, which are stems that grow on top of the ground.
ca.encarta.msn.com /rhizome.html   (106 words)

 rhizome --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The rhizomes are boiled, dried in the sun, and then polished.
The spice is made from the plant's rhizome, or underground stem.
The dried ginger rhizomes are irregular in shape, and...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9063441   (607 words)

 Smith College Libraries: Fresh Art, Fresh Texts & more at Rhizome!
Rhizome’s website provides access to a growing archive of works by new media artists ("Fresh Art"), an archive of texts by Rhizome members (artists and theorists) dating from its 1996 beginnings to the present ("Fresh Texts"), and a calendar of new media art events and announcements ("Net Art News”and "Rhizome Digest").
Rhizome is one of several on-line entities, such as The Thing and Nettime, which emerged in the mid-1990s as discussion forums and exhibition venues for artists and cultural theorists who were critically and experimentally engaging new media technologies and Internet culture.
Rhizome's historical influence can be explored in its archives through a range of messages posted by artists and theorists of new media including reviews, proposals, announcements, and essays later destined for print publication.
www.smith.edu /library/fyi/219.htm   (528 words)

 Rhizome@Internet: Deleuze and Guattari Meet the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The third principle of the rhizome, which follows the above principles that any point may be connected to any other point in the rhizome and that there be no hierarchy within for a system for it to be rhizomatic, is the principle of multiplicity.
The fifth principle of a rhizome is that it is "not amenable to any structural or generative model." The example of CompuServe's attempt to regulate user access to specific news groups is an example of how the Internet is a model of this principle.
The last principle of the rhizome as put forth by Deleuze and Guattari is that the rhizome is "a map and not a tracing", and that this map has "multiple entryways." (DELEUZE and GUATTARI, 12) It has been mentioned earlier that there are many routes, or links, amongst computers on the Internet.
www.socio.demon.co.uk /rhizome.html   (3629 words)

 Rhizome Manual
Rhizome requires Python 2.2 or later (2.4 recommended) and the 4Suite XML and RDF libraries (at http://4Suite.org, version 1.0a1 or later).
Rhizome creates a default administrator super-user that has full access to the system, and its login name and password both default to 'admin'.
This is particularly important with Rhizome because most of its structure and behavior is editable by users; indeed if the Python content processor is enabled (is disabled by default) the user can execute arbitrary Python code.
rx4rdf.liminalzone.org /RhizomeManual   (5879 words)

 Deep Root Rhizome Barrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The smooth surface of the rhizome barrier acts as a root stop, diverting the rhizome and preventing rampant growth.
Rhizomes spread outward from the center of the plant in late spring, summer and fall.
Rhizome barrier is sold by the linear foot.
www.lewisbamboo.com /barrier.html   (1113 words)

 The Anthropik Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The key point, I think, is that the pattern of organization that we’ve identified as tribal; or as rhizome; or as anarchy (I’ll now use those terms interchangeably) is the mode of behavior which comes most naturally to the human species.
Rhizome anarchy is in fact the natural way humans organize themselves to live their lives and provide themselves with the things they need—and you’ll find that even in contemporary society, those resources which are not “under lock and key” are all acquired tribally.
It might also be what Jeff Vail calls "rhizome." The Tribe of Anthropik has decided to take this concept from the realm of theory, into action.
anthropik.net /tag/rhizome   (1719 words)

 Rhizome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The rhizome is an acentered, nonhierarchical, nonsignifying system without a General and without an organizing memory or central automaton, defined solely by the circulation of states.
Form a rhizome, increase your territory by deterritorialization, extend the line of flight to the point where it becomes an abstract machine covering the entire plane of consistency.
The rhizome offers some hope of bringing about a kind of "liberation" from structures of power and dominance, the strata that shut down our most essential relationship to the world, desiring-production.
www.uta.edu /english/apt/d&g/arhizome.html   (715 words)

 rhizome on Encyclopedia.com
Genotype and environment affect rhizome growth of birdsfoot trefoil.
Each stem gradually droops downwards and produces at its tipand is replaced by a new stem from a bud further along the rhizome.
Anti-inflammatory effect of the hydralcoholic extract of Zingiber officinale rhizomes on rat paw and skin edema.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/r1/rhizome.asp   (691 words)

 Rhizome : Rhizome ArtBase
Rhizome was started in 1996 by Mark Tribe as a platform for discussion among the growing artistic and critical community for media art.
Rhizome quickly staked out its terrain as an essential meeting place for this community.
Rhizome is also actively researching archival practices and standards (like the Dublin Core metadata protocol) from various research groups like Conceptual & Intermedia Arts Online CIAO and the Art Museum Image Consortium AMICO.
www.fondation-langlois.org /html/e/page.php?NumPage=287   (538 words)

 MTAA-RR [ news/twhid/suggestions_for_rhizome.html ]
First a disclaimer: I’ve been a Rhizome member for years (since ‘97), have personal friendships with all the main people who manage it (both past and present), and have recently done paid work for them.
Rhizome should adopt a shareware model as opposed to a publication model.
With their new policy, Rhizome has adopted what we’ll call the NYTimes model: new content is free, older content is behind a fee firewall.
www.mteww.com /mtaaRR/news/twhid/suggestions_for_rhizome.html   (537 words)

 - rhizome -
"...unlike trees or their roots, the rhizome connects any point to any other point, and its traits are not necessarily linked to traits of the same nature; it brings into play very different regimes of signs, and even nonsign states" (21).
At present, this section offers two paths at its entrance--one to my own essay on hypertext, rhetoric and the rhizome, and the other leads to the Rhizome Discussion Forum--though it cannot remain limited to those intial forks, by definition.
The Rhizome Discussion Forum is a bulletin-board/newsgroup type of discussion group open to anyone who wishes to participate in an ongoing discussion of Deleuze and Guattari's Rhizome.
www.hypertext.net /rhizome   (342 words)

 Rhizome ArtBase 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
RHIZOME ARTBASE 101 surveys salient themes in Internet-based art-making, a practice that has flourished in the last ten years.
Featured works are grouped by ten unifying themes and include seminal pieces by early practitioners as well as projects by some of the most pioneering emerging talents working in the field today.
Rhizome ArtBase 101 is organized by Lauren Cornell and Rachel Greene with assistance from Kevin McGarry for Rhizome.org.
www.newmuseum.org /now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm   (1233 words)

 Vegetative reproduction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And of considerable interest is how this process appears to reset the aging clock.
A rhizome is a modified stem serving as an organ of vegetative reproduction.
Prostrate aerial stems, called runners or stolons are important vegetative reproduction organs in some species, such as the strawberry, numerous grasses, and some ferns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegetative_reproduction   (761 words)

 Deleuze and Guattari - The Concept of the Rhizome
The concept of the Rhizome as developed by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus is highly relevant to a discussion of a shifting configuration of media-elements; a conflation of language systems.
The rhizome is reducible to neither the One or the multiple.
Unlike a structure, which is defined by a set of points and positions, the rhizome is made only of lines; lines of segmentarity and stratification as its dimensions, and the line of flight or deterritorialization as the maximum dimension after which the multiplicity undergoes metamorphosis, changes in nature.
ensemble.va.com.au /enslogic/text/smn_lct08.htm   (582 words)

Deleuze and Guattari (1987) who coined "rhizome" to describe theory and research that allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation.
The trees is filiation, but the rhizome is alliance, uniquely alliance.
The ideas expressed in it are applicable to countless aspects of society and life (and even inorganic structures), such as the rhizome, which desribes a system in which elements interact horizontally, maintaining their heterogeneity (a prime example of this is the internet).
www.jahsonic.com /Rhizome   (1418 words)

 Freshops Rhizome Varieties
Rhizomes possess numerous buds and are used for propagation in order to maintain the genetically identical traits of the mother plant.The rootstock of the Hop plants are long lived and some plantations have been found to reach ages of over 50 years.
Remember, upon obtaining the rhizomes, they should be stored in a plastic bag, slightly moistened, and kept in a refrigerator until you are ready to plant them.
Rhizomes sizes are a function of age, maturity and cultivation..
www.freshops.com /rhizinfo.html   (699 words)

 rhizome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fourth is the principle of asignifying rupture.
They state that a rhizome is "a map and not a tracing." A tracing is genetic; it evolves and reproduces from earlier forms.
In describing the rhizome as a model for discourse, Deleuze and Guattari invoke the 'principle of asignifying rupture,' a fundamental tendency toward unpredictability and discontinuity."
www.piderit.ca /natalia/labyrinth/rhizome.htm   (429 words)

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