This being my first entry, and being a total newb to youchewpoop, I would like to ask for your help in improving my page and broadening my understanding of ytp. Please leave comments, ideas or suggestions.
Youtubepoop: A video rhizome
So, I want to discuss, argue, and explore youtubepoop as an aesthetic and philosophical phenomenon.
I want to start by defining a philosophy that I identify as being accurately descriptive as applied to youtubepoop.
Rhizome is based on the botanical root structure, which is effectively a generative network, that reproduces when divided (or bifurcated(put into categories)). The more you tear it apart the more new growth you create.
The formal philosophy of 'rhizome was developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972–1980).
Principles of Rhizome- I'm still struggling with examples and connections at this level, input and questions welcomed/needed.
1 and 2: Principles of connection and heterogeneity: any point of a rhizome can be connected to anything else, and must be.
-Poop can and must be connected to something else. We couldn't have poops that are separate from their source or from their connection to the history of poop in general. This is similar to postmodern concepts of creativity: no body of work can be created outside the history of all the work that has come before, you cannot have something 'new' in the strictest sense.
3. Principle of multiplicity: only when the multiple is effectively treated as a substantive, "multiplicity" that it ceases to have any relation to the One
-I still don't fully understand this, lets talk...
4. Principle of asignifying rupture: a rhizome may be broken, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines
-Great examples are abound, accounts are canceled, the rise again, from someone's archive, or fake accounts are created ect.
5 and 6: Principle of cartography and decalcomania: a rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model; it is a "map and not a tracing"
-We have a 'map'(youchewpoop is probably the best map we have) or a general picture of youtubepoop, but it is nearly impossible to trace youtubepoop to it's cultural source or to fully outline all the boundaries and connections of youtubepoop.
for more info see  Deleuze & Guattari "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia"
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