On May 29th 2019, I was invited by Dr. Fadia Dakka to present my current research on rhythmanalysis and adult education at the Chasing Rhythm: Encounters at the Edge of Academic and Epistemological Traditions conference, held at Birmingham City University. This was a great opportunity for me to introduce my current reflections around the temporalities of adult education and the rhythmic dimensions of adult development, transformative processes and lifelong learning.
Referring to the ambivalences that emerge when using social media, such as Twitter, I introduce in this post the notion of "temporal neurosis" to stress not only the conflicting, but also the ambivalent nature of the temporal tensions that may be experienced in the everyday life.
In a time, when the hegemony of standardized practices contributes to the homogenization of human behaviors, investigating how to measure the level of complexity of our everyday rhythms may constitute a promising approach in human sciences. Inspired by the use of an algorithm to analyze the increasing occurence of repetitions in popular music lyrics from 1960's until today, this post explores the relevance of a mathematical tool to evaluate the evolution of the level of complexity inherent to the way we express ourselves.
This post briefly locates the contribution of Henri Lefebvre – a French philosopher and sociologist – around the notion of rhythmanalysis.
This post briefly locates the contribution of Gaston Bachelard – a French philosopher of science – in regard to the notion of rhythmanalysis.