rhizome

why “rhizome?”

check out this podcast from radiolab on the interconnectedness of trees and fungus.

rhizomes are the connective tissue between species. they facilitate communication, resource distribution – in other words, the health of their community. it is an apt metaphor for a space to do similar things in our human communities.

what is the rhizome platform?

  • re-balancing the investment from technology to network engagement
  • based on open-source, community supported software (wordpress, buddypress, d3)
  • co-designed in networks that are moving toward self-organizing

to request a demo or talk about how it might support your network, contact me.

what does it do?

right now, it operates as a customized directory for networks. however, this is phase one of a three phase project plan:

phase 1 features:

  • directory
  • custom member profiles
  • search
  • geographical map
  • network maps

phase 2 features:

  • shared calendar and events
  • shared storytelling and blog
  • co-design around: communications tools and/or integrations and a classified-like interface for transactions within the network

phase 3 co-design:

  • features based on co-design within a network to understand how to support self-organizing

to request a demo or talk about how it might support your network, contact me.