I ultimately experienced a opportunity to study Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Though I’ve never satisfied Antero, Remi is my faculty colleague below at the College of Colorado Denver. Remi tells intriguing tales about annotation (no, seriously!), so I was enthusiastic to study his feelings in print.
The book highlights 5 essential functions of annotation: providing data, sharing commentary, sparking dialogue, expressing power, and aiding learning. Chapter 5 on expressing energy in all probability was my favourite, specifically the sections on the #MeToo poetry of Isobel O’Hare and Alexandra Bell’s use of posters to problem racial stereotypes in The New York Times. The e book has several interesting illustrations of annotation in motion (trace: it is not just persons producing notes in the margins of printed guides) and is at its most effective when it is talking about these actual globe exemplars.
Although I am an energetic reader, I’m not considerably of an annotator other than highlighting passages or rates for afterwards. Until I fulfilled Remi, I hadn’t definitely specified significantly considered to the observe of annotation. The guide gave me some new lenses by way of which to think about this apply.
No matter if you are a looking through geek or not, Annotation is a fast read through that should spark your wondering in some new instructions. If you want to get a taste beforehand, right here are a few of podcasts with Remi to get you started:
Be sure to also examine out the #SharpieActivism hashtag for a further interesting story of annotation. And, as generally, I hope that you’re looking through anything enjoyable and appealing too!