Chapter 14

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Networked decision making

Jeff Rice


In a performative theorization of material rhetoric, the resolution of some problem or issue may not be needed. Instead, one can explore a space as a series of associations and meanings that, when networked, demonstrate some concept. To perform one aspect of a rhetoric of the network, for instance, I can allow such a performance to reveal what I have yet to learn. In that sense, I can write against a tradition of network scholarship (Manuel Castells, Eugene Thacker, Manuel DeLanda) devoted to exploring the social, economic, and political aspects of networks by decoding or breaking down problematic practices and representations for the purposes of producing a better state of being. Following ...

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