Hi, I’m [[Nathan with flowers - cropped.jpeg|Nathan]]. I’m a designer with a background in film studies & tech who’s interested in recurrent patterns throughout digital platforms, public life, immersive media, art, and storytelling.
- Portfolio on [nathancheng.work](https://nathancheng.work)
- Reading on [Raindrop ↗](https://raindrop.io/nathancheng/saved-26498453/embed/theme=auto&search=%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F&sort=-created)
- Listening on [Spotify ↗](https://open.spotify.com/user/1237353257?si=08574652c9d4437b)
- Watching on [Letterboxd ↗](https://letterboxd.com/nathancheng/)
- Work things on [Read.cv ↗](https://cv.nathancheng.work/) or [LinkedIn ↗](https://linkedin.com/in/nathancheng57/)
## What is this?
This website is a [[Digital gardens|digital garden]] (not a blog) where you can peruse my notes and explore their links. Think of it like a personal Wikipedia for documenting concepts and scrapbooking quotes.[^1] These notes were written for myself, and I’m putting them online as an easy way to explain myself and what I think about. Feel free to follow any path that catches your attention.
- **`02-Evergreen`**[^2] is for notes meant to evolve and accumulate over time, both in terms of content or links to other notes.
- **`03-Records`** is for relatively static notes I don’t expect to change, such as passage highlights, quotes, and other static lists.
- *Some notes are unpolished or incipient, and not everything will make sense.* I’ve phrased many note titles as statements, but they’re more like ideas for reference than authoritative arguments. If you come across a link that doesn't go anywhere, it's likely because I've kept it private (for now).
**Some “cluster” notes that might be good starting points:**
- [[Notes on Internet Reality]]
- [[Notes on Design and HCI]]
- [[Ideas about advancement in technology]]
- [[Notes on AI]]
- [[Notes on writing]]
- [[Notes on metaphors, motifs, and mental models]]
> [!tip] Also…
> View this site on Desktop to use the interactive graph to the right of this note (scroll to zoom in & out). It visualizes all linked notes to the one you’re viewing, and the global graph shows the connections between all of my notes. (Learn more → [[Digital gardens]])
> If you widen your browser window, you can navigate using stacked tabs. As you click on note links, they’ll open to the right in a scrollable stack of cards.
[^1]: I use [Obsidian](https://obsidian.md) for writing and publishing my notes, as well as for my journal. I was largely inspired by [Andy Matuschak’s notes on this](https://notes.andymatuschak.org/Evergreen_notes) and other writing on [[Internet Ideals]].
[^2]: The numbering starts at `02` because I’ve hidden `01-Days`, my journal). That’s why you might see inactive links to my journal notes named after days, like `2023-06-15-Sat`.