What is a Digital Garden? (Edited)

Process Post #5

This week Assignment 3 was due, where we were assigned to create a story out of media only. I decided to put together a short montage about a trip to Hawaii I took this past winter. Creating the video itself was fun for me and sparked some creativity, however I did have some trouble uploading it to my website. I found that when the video would upload, the audio was there, but there were no visuals showing even once I posted it. I tried a few times with a few different approaches including uploading the video to the media library first, but nothing seemed to fix the issue. After a quick google search, I learned that my video was in the wrong format. I then converted the video from a MOV to an MP4 using cloudconvert.com and it was then successfully posted to my website!

In the MIT Technology Review, Tanya Basu discusses “digital gardens” and how they work to provide an outlet for people to present niche interests that are more personal rather than being about connections. Basu goes on to define digital gardens not as blogs where you are presenting to an audience, but as a record of thought where you are simply talking to yourself. One thing I like about digital gardens specifically is that they are made to grow and evolve according to how its creator grows, which is something that I wish for my website to show. Learning about digital gardens has also given me a better view of not necessarily the audience I have, but the specific intimate community I want to write for that shares the same interests as me.

Check out Tanya Basu’s ‘Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internethere!



Basu, T. (2020, September 3). Digital Gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet. MIT Technology Review. Retrieved March 3, 2023, from https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/09/03/1007716/digital-gardens-let-you-cultivate-your-own-little-bit-of-the-internet/


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