Q2 Update

2013 has been an exciting year so far. We last sent out news in January. Moving forward we’ll be providing quarterly updates. Launch time We are working on a few remaining features necessary before we begin a gradual release process this fall. Beginning in September we’ll be testing annotation in a number of college classrooms [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:01:59-08:00July 29th, 2013|

Annotating the news

The desire to engage in a conversation - and to debate - is central to human experience. At Hypothes.is, we're trying to bring that capability to the web. We realize that how and what we annotate is likely to be quite different depending on the subject and the material: journalism, policy, law, scholarly publishing, and [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:02:09-08:00July 23rd, 2013|

501(c)3 Determination

Hypothesis has received its official US IRS 501(c)3 letter of determination, meaning we can enjoy tax-exempt status as a US non-profit corporation. While it's an administrative detail in support of our larger strategy, it's a substantial milestone for us and means that we can now accept funds directly without the need for the services [...]

By |2020-03-22T17:53:11-07:00July 15th, 2013|

Guidance for Web Publishers

Hypothes.is lets you annotate the Web. However, some things work better if we know just a little bit more about the web resource that you are annotating. For example, imagine you are annotating the second page of a New York Times article. You probably want to see your annotation when you are looking at the [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:02:29-08:00June 10th, 2013|

Cross Format Annotation

In 1960 I had a vision of a world-wide system of electronic publishing, anarchic and populist, where anyone could publish anything and anyone could read it. (So far, sounds like the web.) But my approach is about literary depth-- including side-by-side intercomparison, annotation, and a unique copyright proposal. I now call this "deep electronic literature" [...]

By |2017-06-05T18:53:11-07:00May 31st, 2013|

Epub.js: Bringing Open Annotation to Books

Why should we annotate books? Here's a short story to illustrate: Once upon a time, there were two notable ink-makers, Amaz and Applet (there were others of course, but those two were the most important ink makers of the day). Both made special inks whose writing could only be read by people who subscribed to [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:03:22-08:00May 30th, 2013|

Fuzzy Anchoring

Overview A large part of the unique potential of annotation comes from its ability to point inside media to specific places. Because of this, we must be able to reliably reference these specific locations in web resources, beginning with text. Hypertext links generally point to the top of documents and other web-connected media, which is [...]

By |2017-11-21T15:30:35-08:00April 22nd, 2013|

I Annotate 2013: Our Take

Last week, about 100 technologists, hackers, publishers, scientists, scholars, and librarians from around the world gathered at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded I Annotate conference. Hosted by Hypothesis, the conference focused on the twin objectives of showcasing progress in the annotation toolbox and exploring how to jumpstart [...]

By |2020-12-04T10:28:41-08:00April 18th, 2013|

Designers and Geeks

Recently we had the opportunity to present to Joe Robinson's excellent Designers and Geeks series, which we gladly accepted. Several hundred local designers gathered this last Thursday at Yelp, and they graciously videoed the presentation.

By |2015-01-26T23:09:01-08:00February 27th, 2013|

I Annotate: A Workshop.

After two decades of progress in infrastructure and web technologies, we believe the time is finally at hand to realize the widespread annotation of human knowledge. On a recent call a suggestion was made to bring together people building annotation solutions with those that ultimately will use them. The obvious sensibility of that idea led [...]

By |2015-01-26T23:09:10-08:00February 6th, 2013|
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