Ramona Jingru Wang

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

Some of my net art works:

︎ 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.

︎ AAPI Reading List︎
AAPIReadinglist.com is an interactive net collection that I curated and built as an affective response to the anti-asian hate crime in the U.S. The list includes fiction, poetry, memoirs and some non-fictions works by asian americans from 1999-2020 in a chronological order, juxtaposition to the visualization of the anti-asian hate crime data* shown in the background.
By gathering and building a reading list of Asian American literature shared on the internet, I hope to carve out a corner on cyberspace for the marginalized voices. It will serve as an introduction to the writings by Asian American authors throughout the past 20 years. Especially with the fictional writings and poetry, it will be a glance and resource into the world of emotions, imaginations and the inner worlds of being Asian American.

*Source: The Hate Crime Statistics dataset provides annual statistics on the number of incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that are motivated in whole, or in part, by an offender’s bias against the victim’s perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Hate Crime data are captured by indicating the element of bias present in offenses already being reported to the UCR Program.
All law enforcement agencies, whether they submit Summary Reporting System (SRS) or National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) reports, can contribute Hate Crime Data to the UCR Program using forms specified to collect such information.
For more information on hate crime, download this dataset to see totals for hate crimes across the country.
Crime Data Explorer, an online interactive data tool, is the digital front door of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Law enforcement and the public can use CDE to easily access, view, and understand the massive amounts of UCR data collected and published by the FBI UCR Program.

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


  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, poetr Sy and performance.
  6. Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and About Asian American Women 
  7. rvb books
  8. Readymade Bodhisatva South Korean Science Fiction