Hypothes.is: Annotating the World’s Knowledge

Peter Brantley
Director Scholarly Communications


For the first several decades of the Web’s existence, human communication and interaction has been re-engineered for new online forms. On the precipice of understanding how to present human knowledge using distributed networked technologies, open standards and tools are being drafted that permit commentary and discourse across different kinds of media and representations, whether text, image, audio, or PDF. Leveraging new identity systems, Web standards, and distributed storage, Vannevar Bush’s future can be glimpsed. Hypothes.is, a not-for-profit start-up, is building a reference implementation for open annotation, and will demonstrate its new tools.





Last updated:  Friday, May 17th, 2013