My forest garden of the mind is what I use to refer to the collection of contents of the mind, recorded in media or unrecorded, that I have actively and consciously collected, curated, and cultivated. Therefore, it includes my digital notes and documents, analog materials, and photos.
The metaphor is inspired by digital gardening, which involves a sense of ownership to place or at least a relationship between self and space.
Walking leads to the blazing of Trails between plants, which eventually makes creating a topography or map possible.
Exists in cyberspace but also includes text, information. But what is information. This is borderline the platonic realm, a realm beyond mind and matter.
- Connect all notes on zettelkasten and talahardin here.
- Explore how digital gardeners have used campfires as a metaphor and how a forest garden is related to it.
- Explore how forests are used as a metaphor.
- henry bugbee uses the word “tilling” to refer to research, which he seems to differentiate from just letting seeds grow by themselves and not getting involve too much ( See my commentaries on the inward morning by bugbee August 26, 1952).
Caufield, M. (2015, October 17). The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral. Hapgood. https://hapgood.us/2015/10/17/the-garden-and-the-stream-a-technopastoral/
“The Garden is the web as topology. The web as space. It’s the integrative web, the iterative web, the web as an arrangement and rearrangement of things to one another.”