∂ part of node [[speculative-annotation]]

Contemporary artists using annotation.

Erasure series by [[bethany joy collins]]. A trace of language:

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[[wendy red star]]'s [[medicine man]]:

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[[laura owens]] created a series of emojis that could be downloaded by attendees:

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Why do artists annotate?

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Motivation. The enjoyment at the margins (or in the overlay?).

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About Speculative Annotation.

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Speculation references speculative fiction (fantasy, sci fi).

[[Speculation is a form of investigation]]:

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Goals: [[direct conversation with primary sources]], [[share items in a context]]:

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Demo:

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Everything is saved in the browser. There's no server.

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There is a [[speculative annotation mini collection]].

[[codex]] will like this one:

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The project spanned 12 (!) divisions of the library.

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User testing.

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Then the talk went into amazing examples of annotation by students, which I won't reproduce here as they had written consent to show work by minors and I wouldn't want to breach anyone's consent.

No social support:

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Except #AnnotateLOC (could be aggregated in the [[agora]]?).

The [[rosenwald manuscript]] annotated:

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[[patsy mink]] manuscript annotations by [[liz novara]]:

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Thanks:

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Activity: we annotate [[the left hand of darkness]]. But first Q&A.

  • [[q]] does the tool have a way to take their annotations with them?
    • it's all in browser local storage; there is no server component. but there's no flow to be able to access annotations remotely, and you shouldn't clear your browser cache :)
    • (I wonder if [[ipfs]] or even [[fission]] could be a good fit for this)
  • [[q]] what if you had a button to save annotation .png files to the [[internet archive]]?
    • (sounds great to me)
    • [[jaime mears]]
      • would be great, is a matter of funding + time + working through the standards that the library of congress holds for [[pii]]
      • the server really would host just a very lightweight json file essentially. the architecture is sound.
  • [[q]] how to get involved?
  • Now we annotate :)