Sunday, January 19, 2014

#city & other getaways

…#CityMOOC fodder from the mbx works on multiple levels: place, city, even #rhizo14although that could take some 'splainin to connect. Pinterest's label,"ideas for a long weekend getaway" is not even on the list since I hardly ever "get away" unless I can do virtually -- and that is just about every day, 

Rhizomatic connects here because a) it describes my social media network explorations, b) the interests they connect, and c) may (as Michael Melcher said about the metaphor) be another, better organizing metaphor for both networks and cities. Searching "rhizome +city" turns up intriguing results like the Urban Rhizome or the Rhizome Collective -- others too. Going on 15 years after, and I'm still collecting spatial metaphors to "organize" (ha!) and imagine/visualize cityspace: rhizome joins — consolidates — palimpsest and labyrinth, but counters quincunx (perhaps as anti- or un- in a Greimas schematic)

City escape boards to follow

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In LaPlace LA 203 years ago today

…among other things not taught in 8th grade Louisiana history back in the 50s

Revolt…The largest slave revolt in United States history occurred on this date 203 years ago. The uprising started in what is now LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish in 1811 and rolled eastward, with a goal of reaching New Orleans and possibly banding with other rebels to take the city.

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Art by renowned River Parishes artist Lorraine Gendron depicts the largest slave revolt in United States history. It started in LaPlace and rolled east toward New Orleans before being crushed in Kenner.