Spirograph togetherness

One person can be part of many communities. Communities can be seen as overlapping and connected circles. Though each individual is the connection for the coming together of those particular communities – they are the thread running through, much like the single pencil line of a spirograph.

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  1. sbayne March 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Interesting analogy! I wonder whether it doesn’t convey too singular a notion of individual identity though – as though the person remains the same across multiple communities. Wouldn’t identity theory suggest we make ourselves – and are made – differently according to the social space in which we are engaged? So less a single, unbroken thread than a jumble of discontinuous lines that make up something that looks like a person:

    http://www.weirdspace.dk/RogerHargreaves/Graphics/MrMessy.gif

    : )

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