I Annotate 2021

the conference for open annotation practices and technologies

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.

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'I Annotate 2021' above an image of an open book with two hands writing on opposite margins and 'Reading Together' below, in the style of a Soviet poster.