12 Favorite Questions

How can I learn enough about algorithms and Clojure so I can create generative art without tutorials? What do I need to know about Clojure? What do I need to know about algorithms? Fields Voronoi What do I need to know about composition? What do I need to know about Quil? What do I need to know about clojure2d? How do I explore aesthetics in knowledge management? How can I improve my thinking to make better decisions?...

June 21, 2022 · 1 min · jay l. colbert

top of mind

Taken from Andy Matuschak: Sort of like a /now page, but with a broader time horizon and focused on what I’m thinking about. aesthetics and aesthetics of information cyborgs, but in the assemblages sense Portrayals of information sources, seeking, and transmission in books and film rhizomes and Deleuze in general sensuality in response to information and tools spirituality and information

June 21, 2022 · 1 min · jay l. colbert


about me My name is Jay, and I’m a librarian. I’m passionate about knowledge management and organization, personal or otherwise, and I’m a nerd for anything hypertext. I also love opera and my two pets: my cat King Arthur and my bearded dragon Coop. about this site This is a 🍀 digital garden. It contains my notes on various things I’m interested in. These notes are at various stages of growth....

May 8, 2022 · 1 min · jay l. colbert

digital garden

What is a digital garden? To quote Maggie Appleton’s “A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden”, They’re not following the conventions of the “personal blog,” as we’ve come to know it. Rather than presenting a set of polished articles, displayed in reverse chronological order, these sites act more like free form, work-in-progress wikis. A garden is a collection of evolving ideas that aren’t strictly organised by their publication date....

May 8, 2022 · 2 min · jay l. colbert


What is a Zettelkasten? In German, Zettelkasten means “slip box.” It is both a method of personal knowledge management and a physical (or digital) system you maintain. The method was popularized by German scholar Niklas Luhmann who used it as a “conversation partner” to help write hundreds of articles and books. To create a Zettelkasten, you need two compartments: literature notes and Zettels. Literature notes are just bibliographic information. Niklas Luhmann wrote the citations of resources on index cards....

May 8, 2022 · 2 min · jay l. colbert