Phillip Mendonça-Vieira

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I've planted a garden 👩‍🌾🪴🪻

March 24, 2024

I’m adding a garden section to this website,1 in the hope that I am able to make something interesting bloom.

I’ve been enjoying Lu’s wikiblogarden, and been feeling inspired by the idea of keeping a slippy mindset.

For a long time I have been consumed with hot takes and ideas that are too long to fit in a social media post, but not fleshed out enough to be a Full Thought Bearing The Full Weight of my Endorsement. That might sound like a weirdly high bar for my own rinky dink little personal website – but once I started publishing semi-novel housing research, and exhaustively footnoted treatises on rent control, it felt awkward to put out half-baked ideas in the same “area”.

And so those ideas languished, with nowhere to put them.

A separate section is an attempt to break that feeling of awkwardness. I’d like to experiment with writing more silly and semi-serious ideas, in the hopes that those ideas either grow or, together, form an interesting corpus.

  1. cf A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden, Appleton 2020

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