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Book Review: Annotation | @mcleod

Book Review: Annotation | @mcleod

I finally had a probability to read through Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Whilst I’ve never ever fulfilled Antero, Remi is my faculty colleague listed here at the University of Colorado Denver. Remi tells intriguing tales about annotation (no, seriously!), so I was thrilled to go through his feelings in print.

The book highlights 5 vital capabilities of annotation: giving facts, sharing commentary, sparking discussion, expressing electricity, and aiding understanding. Chapter 5 on expressing power most likely was my most loved, specially the sections on the #MeToo poetry of Isobel O’Hare and Alexandra Bell’s use of posters to challenge racial stereotypes in The New York Situations. The book has various attention-grabbing illustrations of annotation in motion (trace: it is not just men and women composing notes in the margins of printed books) and is at its ideal when it is speaking about these authentic world exemplars.

Although I am an active reader, I’m not a lot of an annotator other than highlighting passages or quotations for later. Right until I fulfilled Remi, I hadn’t genuinely provided considerably assumed to the follow of annotation. The e book gave me some new lenses via which to feel about this apply.

Whether or not you are a looking at geek or not, Annotation is a swift study that must spark your thinking in some new directions. If you want to get a taste beforehand, here are a pair of podcasts with Remi to get you started off:

Be positive to also examine out the #SharpieActivism hashtag for a further interesting tale of annotation. And, as often, I hope that you are looking at something pleasurable and interesting much too!

Graphic credit history: Annotation, Remi Kalir