桂花酒

Osmanthus Wine

Those memories I have of you are sweet, sweet like the osmanthus honey you used to make me, petals hand picked from your cobblestone patio back in China. You left only a few jars before you went back to Nanjing seven years ago, but I still remember…

Between Barbed Wire: A Visual Analysis of TIME’s Welcome to America

Welcome to America. 2018. http://time.com/5317522/donald-trump-border-cover/. Accessed October 1, 2018.

A series of rafts float closer to shore, near the Rio Grande on United States territory. The riders’ faces are beaten and their hair mangled and sweaty. Most, if not all of them, are women and children. Driving out…

Open source still has a long way to go before software, and software development alike, becomes more equitable. Open source has proved useful in building a community of developers and creating high-quality products, but it is also reveals some of the worst parts of humanity. Discrimination is embedded in small…

Jocelyn Shen

Grad Student @ MIT Media Lab/ research thoughts / creative writing / art

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