Rhizomes and Networks Visualization

Inspired by the article “Your choices reveal who you are” of Valdis Krebs in the book Beautiful Visualization, I am collecting the Amazon recommendations for a certain book, until a network of books is created. I did not expected to see milieus of interest appear. They reminded me of the rhizomatic structures the philosopher Deleuze was talking about. So for starters I took the book where his concept of the Rhizome first appeared: “A Thousand Plateaus.”

Since I am living in Germany I wanted to compare the recommendations given by amazon.de and amazon.com. And another surprise waited. The milieus looked different. The germans are connecting postmodernism with Deleuze, the buyers from amazon.com are thinking more about the french situationist movement.

Because its fun i tested it again with the awesome book Linked by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. The similarities are the complex theory and network dynamics. But the differences are interesting as well. The english milieus contain politics and collective systems, wheras the germans are more into successful marketing and economics.



About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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