Keynote: Annotation as an Artistic Act: Speculative Annotation, a New Library of Congress Web-based Experiment
12–1pm ET, Monday 21 June 2021
Artist Courtney McClellan talks about Speculative Annotation, a dynamic, educational website created for the Library of Congress. The application presents a curated selection of educational primary sources from the Library’s collection for students, teachers, or any user to annotate through captions, drawings, and other types of markmaking. In addition to addressing inspirations, process and goals, the presentation speaks to the development of the tool, institutional collaboration at the Library and the curation of a mini collection, as well as how classroom user testing influenced the resulting application.
- Courtney McClellan, Artist and Library of Congress 2021 Innovator in Residence: Courtney McClellan (she/her) is the 2021 Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. She is a visual, research-based artist who lives in Atlanta, GA, and works in a range of media including sculpture, performance, photography, and writing. In subject, McClellan's work addresses speech and civic engagement. She has served as studio art faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University.
You can also annotate the transcript of this video while watching.
- Annotated Reading: Join us in reading and annotating together on a text selected by Courtney McClellan to accompany her session: Excerpt from the "Introduction" to Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.
- Resources shared in session chat:
- Social Learning Across Content: https://slac-coalition.org
- Session notes: https://anagora.org/i-annotate and published on #iannotate and [[i annotate]]
- Cool US Library of Congress innovation project: https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov
- Kevin Marks' highlight poetry: https://highlightpoetry.com
- Emoji Designed by Laura Owens: https://hyperallergic.com/421955/whitney-museum-laura-owens-emoji/
- License plate collection, which could be thought of as a way to annotate one's car: https://licenseplate.website/
- Speculative Futures: https://www.futures.design/chapters
- OCSA project: Online Curation and Social Annotation: https://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/psi/online-curation-and-social-annotation/
- Commonplace books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonplace_book
- US Section 508 Accessibility: https://section508.gov
- Project Naptha: https://projectnaptha.com
- US Library of Congress Labs website: https://labs.loc.gov
- US Library of Congress Labs Twitter: https://twitter.com/LC_Labs
- #IAnno21 public Hypothesis annotation feed: https://hypothes.is/search?q=tag%3A%23ianno21