What's a digital garden?

For some ideas, look here.

Art of Food & Life

Thank you, Bobbie Felix, for finding and sharing these with me! Here are glimpses into the worlds of some chefs and cooks.

Turkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpxQbEqHynU

China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcShBujgsIQ

Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQ00MbPEDg

Japan (Vegan)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWuMccOw5kg

Italy (Pasta Grannies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnhlpQlYBwo


Powerful, surprising, beautiful things

I love the idea that these "gardens" focus on processes, influences, sources, and resources, rather than  a final, "perfect" product. Creativity can then be more about experiencing, learning, and discovering. The viewers of the garden can have more attention on themselves (how they might put the information together), rather than on the person who made the garden.

welcome to the garden

Editing is about polish and precision, which I appreciate, but in reality, itʻs the process to get to that final form that is really exciting. Of course,  discipline and due diligence are needed in every field. Good work requires work. But in excess, that discipline can be crushing without the joy of spontaneity or the insights that only intuition can bring.


Itʻs not  easy to accept our own processes in their raw form--to appreciate them as "enough." (I say this as someone who struggles with this. Otherwise I wouldnʻt be talking about it!) To me, digital gardens offer a chance, not to show  the perfected self, but to show the work-in-progress, growing self.


I like the idea of sharing the questions along the way. Instead of the straight path, it may show all the twists and turns. In that way, it acknowledges that when we create, we often donʻt know where weʻre going, but weʻre going anyway. We may stop, turn around, reexamine, express regret, or quit altogether, but thatʻs so much more realistic than the idea of the perfect product that sits in isolation. Itʻs also about time and timing. There should be a place where letting an idea breathe now is more important than reworking it until it fits some unknown future.

Hawaiʻi/ Mixed Plate

Hula~Hawaiiana~Artists


KUMU HULA KAHU KAPENA MALULANI PEREZ

KUMU HULA ANN LOKEOKALUAPELEONĀLANI PARKER

Hālau Hula O Malulani site coming soon

KUMU HULA ANN LOKEOKALUAPELEONĀLANI PARKER
 https://www.aparkerdesigns.com/

Pat Bacon

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Aug/17/il/FP508170302.html

News

https://www.civilbeat.org/

The Kumulipo

http://www.ulukau.org/elib/cgi-bin/library?e=d-0beckwit2-000Sec--11haw-50-20-frameset-book--1-010escapewin&a=d&d=D0&toc=0

Issues of Race in Hawaiʻi

https://www.thepopoloproject.org/talk-story