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Online Reading and the Future of Annotation
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Using the tools of online textual annotation — the platform Rap Genius, its spinoff site Poetry Genius, or MIT’s own Annotation Studio — readers can collaborate on annotating or interpreting a work, make their annotations public, and respond to interpretations by others. We will be joined by creators, facilitators, and users of these sites to discuss how online annotation is changing practices of reading, enriching practices of teaching and learning, and making newly public a previously private encounter with the written word. MIT’s Noel Jackson will moderate.
Wyn Kelley is a senior lecturer in Literature. She has worked for many years with the MIT’s digital humanities lab, HyperStudio, and is the author of Melville’s City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York (1996) among other works.
Noel Jackson is a Professor of Literature at MIT and author of Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry (2008).