Harvesting The Net


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The internet has changed. What was once a space created for free expression and communication has become a militarized tool for surveillance and algorithmic control. Among the different ways to remember the web as a liberated space, Harvesting the Net explores the notion of digital gardening. From the early internet days, digital gardens were conceptual maps and blueprints towards an online well-being, but like many other memories, it risks becoming another appropriation for enhancing atomic productivity. In this video essay, we summon the millenary, global history of gardening, to recover hidden symbols and forgotten meanings. By cultivating a garden as “a natural territory of hope”, we enchant the dull reality of today’s Web and occupy the horizon with a thousand blooming spaces.