Ramona Jingru Wang ︎Wangjr95@gmail.com︎  @ramonadai ︎new york︎

Gardens and parks lie between farmland and wilderness. The garden is farmland that delights the senses, designed for delight rather than commodity. The park is wilderness, tamed for our enjoyment. Since most hypertext aims neither for the wilderness of unplanned content, nor for the straight rows of formal organization, gardens and parks can inspire a new approach to hypertext design and can help us understand the patterns we observe in fine hypertext writing.

Mark Bernstein, Hypertext Garden, http///www.eastgate.com/garden/Enter.html

︎ Redesigning the Internet Handbook︎
Here is where I gather pieces of information, imagining, mapping and discovering ways to redisign the internet.  Things I collected so far cover researches, organazations, artists, websites working with topics on data, open source, internet decolonization, decentralized storytelling etc.

Other people’s gardens that I found:
  1. AZL.STARTERPACK re: media memory & metaphor - Aaron Lewis
  2. The Index
  3. highlights.melanie-richards - melanie-richards
  4. Books I've read and where I read them* -Amanda Pinsker
  5. wikifolder -Tom Critchlow
  6. Piles - Buster Benson
  7. The Garden - Maggie Appleton

Everything else that I am collecting:
  1. Hyperakt a purpose-driven branding, design, and innovation studio that elevates human dignity and ignites curiosity.
  2. photo contests and grants - david@diversify.photo
  3. Brandon - Shu Lea Cheang In 1993 Brandon Teena, a young transgender man, was raped and murdered in Nebraska when it was discovered that he was anatomically female. Shu Lea Cheang’s 1998 work Brandon is a multifaceted web project that uses the nonlinear and participatory nature of the Internet as a means to explore and illuminate Brandon Teena’s tragic story. From the opening image of morphing gender signifiers, Cheang propels the viewer into a probing investigation of human sexuality. It is an inquiry that utilizes hyperlinked images of a disembodied human form, once-live chat rooms on the subject of crime and punishment, and graphic moving images in order to illuminate the wide-reaching effect of Brandon’s life and death. Exploiting the highly mutable “skin” of the Internet, Cheang reveals how this emerging virtual environment enables individuals to inhabit and play with different gender roles and characters. A prime example of “cyberfeminism,” Brandon utilizes technology as a means to break down social assumptions about gender in both the realm of technology and in society at large.
  5. New Asian Futurism In New Asian Futurisms, we asked artists to imagine a place beyond time and space, a backdrop for the imagination of queer, differently abled, of multiplicity of thought; to continue the journeys embarked upon by Afrofuturists like Samuel R. Delaney, Sun Ra and most importantly, Octavia Butler. What if we made the traditional purview of science fiction more inclusive; unapologetically naturalist, spiritual and healing. Responding to these questions with existing media, New Asian Futurisms is a public arts program to showcase visual art, digital media, poetry and performance.
  6. Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and About Asian American Women 
  7. rvb books