Digital Garden

Tended by Ivan Smirnov

This is a collection of loosely connected, ever-evolving notes on topics that I care about. My inspiration for starting a digital garden came from reading a beautiful introduction by Maggie Appleton. If you're interested in learning more about this concept, you should read her «Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden».

Personally, I like the idea of escaping the tyranny of chronological feeds with their unceasing battle for immediate attention, where posts are rarely remembered or re-read. This feels liberating. Even more freeing is the idea that notes don't need to be polished as everything in the digital garden is a work in progress.

One challenge with this format is letting interested people know about new content or significant updates. That's why I also share my thoughts on substack. So, to stay updated, one could subscribe there.

My first notes are mostly on academia, but let's see how this digital garden grows.