random notes and such from rhizo15


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starting mar 15, 2015:

rhizo 15

rhizomatic dot net site:


starting april 15 2015:

Rhizomatic learning is a story for learning that starts from the idea that this standard doesn’t exist. It posits a learning experience where the curriculum of the course is the people that are in it.

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Mary Ann‘s take on week 1:


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@willrich45 welcome aboard… are we lurking or diving in?

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davecormier/status/592852186331258881

so – how do we know lurking isn’t diving in ..

not that it matters. via words sake or appearance sake.. but mindset sake. perhaps.
curious about – what we think about these words.. and how that changes us. no?
how can any of us see how deep the dive is. how immersive the immersion is. and such.
there's never nothing going on


Mary Ann – may


play is not limited to participation based on what we can see or what we think we know.

In the learning spaces we most need, learning is already happening. No one is waiting for us to show up, unless we have forced them.

..nothing to prove

with nothing to prove



I need to bookmark this post and read it about once a month. http://t.co/Mh735L0XhP I always forget #rhizo15

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davecormier/status/599604616590921728


week 6 – an artifact.. but not frozen.. right?

perhaps light: let go ness.

perhaps heavy: output ness.

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@davecormier Quantum bizarreness: Measurement is everything. Reality does not exist until it is measured. http://t.co/5AeSRA0XNN #rhizo15

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/barry_dyck/status/605387632546160640

Common sense says the object is either wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it. But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe wave like behavior (interference) or particle behavior (no interference) depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey. This is exactly what the ANU team found.
at the end of the journey…
so googled life span of an atom
The new measurements show a lifetime of 2050 seconds, which corresponds to approximately ½ hour. This is the longest lifetime ever measured in a laboratory. 
is this true..?
if so.. (and if we want to buy this quantum bizarreness).. perhaps we shouldn’t measure to the end of our journey/lifespan
#1 regret





more from original article:

It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,” said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.

is looking at it – a form of measuring it..? if so then that sure seems to be beyond subjective measurement..


from Tim Berners-Lee‘s weaving the web.. (and convos about newcomers.. people leaving.. et al)

p. 162 – by building a hypertext web, a group of people whatever sized could easily express themselves, quickly acquire and convey knowledge, overcome misunderstandings, and reduce duplication of effort. this would give people in a group a new power to build something together.

people would also have a running model of their plans and reasoning. a web of knowledge linked through hypertext would contain a snapshot of their shared understanding. when new people joined a group they would have the legacy of decisions and reasons available for inspection. when people left the group their work would already have been captured and integrated.as an exciting bonus, machine analysis of the web of knowledge could perhaps allow the participants to draw conclusions about management and organization of their collective activity that they would not otherwise have elucidated.

output ness. rhizo 15 and 14 convos ness

the intention was that the web be used as a personal information system, and a group tool on all scales, ..

document everything ness