An online space designed to grow organically over time.
A digital garden exists somewhere between a blog, a notebook, and a wiki. It’s a space for documenting thoughts and notes as they evolve and are reclassified. There is no final or canonical version of a digital garden, only its current state.
This site is designed around this principle. For instance, the URL scheme is designed to be non-hierarchic, so pages can be moved between categories without breaking links to them. Page content is stored in plaintext files and assembled dynamically, so formatting can be changed independently from text.
The concept of a digital garden is similar to that of a memex, a device which contains a record of a person’s knowledge and research. I’ve used both terms, but for the current iteration of this site, I think the garden is more apt.