Book Review: Annotation | @mcleod

Book Review: Annotation | @mcleod

I last but not least experienced a chance to examine Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Although I have never ever satisfied Antero, Remi is my college colleague listed here at the University of Colorado Denver. Remi tells fascinating tales about annotation (no, truly!), so I was psyched to read through his feelings in print.

The e book highlights five important features of annotation: providing info, sharing commentary, sparking conversation, expressing energy, and aiding learning. Chapter 5 on expressing electricity probably was my favourite, notably the sections on the #MeToo poetry of Isobel O’Hare and Alexandra Bell’s use of posters to obstacle racial stereotypes in The New York Instances. The ebook has a lot of intriguing examples of annotation in motion (hint: it is not just folks crafting notes in the margins of printed books) and is at its ideal when it is discussing these real planet exemplars.

Although I am an energetic reader, I’m not significantly of an annotator other than highlighting passages or rates for later on. Until I fulfilled Remi, I hadn’t seriously offered considerably considered to the follow of annotation. The book gave me some new lenses as a result of which to assume about this apply.

Whether or not you are a looking at geek or not, Annotation is a quick study that should really spark your wondering in some new instructions. If you want to get a taste beforehand, right here are a couple of podcasts with Remi to get you began:

Be certain to also verify out the #SharpieActivism hashtag for an additional fascinating story of annotation. And, as normally, I hope that you’re reading some thing exciting and interesting way too!

Impression credit: Annotation, Remi Kalir