hypothesis (dot) is



“To enable a conversation over the world’s knowledge.”

jeremy dean: https://twitter.com/dr_jdean


learning one note.. been told note easily shareable (from uni students trying to)

huge.. so huge.. we need to break from confines of school ness for this.. no? ie: rev in reverse.. (where perhaps..crowd.. state of union.. et al… become irrelevant..)


jan 2016

Organizing an Annotation Flash Mob



hypothesis plug in available for wordpress

seeing mind at work.. annotating.. huge

annotate everything – @wiobyrne

spot on.. so let’s make sure it’s what we would do.. if we weren’t told what to do..

in hangout: @wiobyrne @onewheeljoe @ellication @kfasimpaur @tellio @remiholden  @dogtrax @dr_jdean ..

Will post the annotations and the HOA as well here asap: rhetcompnow.com/annotatenow/


commonplace book – document everything – ness..

io dance ness


mar 2016 via a Jon Udell rt:

We’ve been listening. Our thoughts on preventing abuse. hypothes.is/blog/preventin…

love. haven’t even read.. not even looking into the context. just love..

we’ve been listening..



Hypothesis secures $1.9M in new funding. Gratitude to @OmidyarNetwork, @SloanFoundation and @MellonFdn! hypothes.is/blog/hypothes-


LSE Impact Blog (@LSEImpactBlog) tweeted at 5:01 AM – 14 Nov 2016 :

A tale of two scholarly blog platforms: comparing and conceptualizing online research communities.https://t.co/CAJBk22xOC (http://twitter.com/LSEImpactBlog/status/798133743655337984?s=17)

So how are HASTAC and Hypotheses different? As noted above, HASTAC is driven by newness and what you might call a revolutionary, cross-disciplinary aspiration, compared to the disciplinary focus of Hypotheses. New media, new forms of teaching, learning, and collaboration, are discussed more often in HASTAC, while Hypotheses includes more content dedicated to the transferal of traditional humanities and social science research into a new environment. …..While HASTAC posts are spread over groups of humanities and digital humanities disciplines, Hypotheses posts are mostly concentrated on a single group with digital humanities labels subsumed within the large cluster. These differences are likely tied to the organizations running the platforms and how they framed their aims (building a network of scholars interested in new media vs. providing a publishing platform). There also seems to be a greater enthusiasm for prefixing subdomains of humanities research with the word digital in the U.S. than in Europe, perhaps a symptom of this aspiration to newness, or an interdisciplinary vs. intradisciplinary vision of what the digital humanities comprise.



“As We May Think,” Annotation, and Liberal Learning: a conversation with Hypothesi.is’ Jon Udell and Jeremy Dean gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=2673

on ‘associative trails’ that capture seemingly irrelevant thinking as it emerges..

‘to allow for bigger leaps in thinking and imagination’ – jeremy

hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data

‘i don’t want to get rid of the loneliness of reading..but this community aspect helps with loneliness of ie: reading’ – jeremy

context is a service we provide each other – jon

there are going to need to be ways to see/choose trails you want..i think the personal..idio sync get forged more this way.. – jeremy

‘how to filter w/o creating echo chamber &/or filtering out idiosyncratic ness that could lead to interesting trails’- – gardner

idiosyncratic jargon ness



.@warmncozynwarm Yep. Here’s a demo that illustrates benefits for authors, publishers, readers, and the open web. jonudell.net/h/h-investigat…

“what the web was meant to be” @gvwilson And can be. That video celebrates the W3C’s adoption of core standards: hypothes.is/blog/annotatio…


editable syllabus ness

Joe Dillon (@onewheeljoe) tweeted at 12:57 PM – 2 Oct 2017 :

@henryjenkins Here’s how to annotate using hypothes.is for #marginalsyllabus:
https://t.co/zKx6UfuO50 (http://twitter.com/onewheeljoe/status/914927371953696768?s=17)


jeremy and gardner

Starting to beta test the @hypothes_is LMS app in @Blackboard @moodle and @sakaiproject. Reach out to education@hypothes.is if you’re interested in playing around with it in your campus LMS.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dr_jdean/status/969307823283884034

Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell) tweeted at 6:11 AM – 2 Mar 2018 :

@dr_jdean @hypothes_is @Blackboard @moodle @sakaiproject I understand the need for integration with the LMS. It does feel like a capitulation to one of the more damaging aspects of the status quo. Perhaps it will remind those in the LMS of a bigger world outside. I hope so. (http://twitter.com/GardnerCampbell/status/969560897982255105?s=17)

@dr_jdean: I see it as expanding a powerful functionality/experience to a lot of teachers and students who were unable to take advantage of it before. That’s real. And yes it allows one to take that experience as a first step toward something more open and expansive.

@GardnerCampbell: Unable? Why? I love @hypothes_is and I want it to be around for a long, long time. But when I read stuff like blog.ucroo.com/blog/2018/2/6/… I see the essential logic behind the most damaging parts of edtech, including & esp the LMS. And I worry.

@dr_jdean: I don’t think the “why” is a mystery if you really think about it. Teachers are pushed to the LMS by all kinds of forces at institutions. Convenience. Security/privacy. Copyright. To name just a few. Not saying that’s good. But it’s a reality.

@GardnerCampbell: No, the why is not a mystery. But “unable” isn’t accurate when pushing back is key and still possible. Higher ed should empower folks to build better realities, not just fit folks to the status quo.

seeing both sides.. but wondering if maybe he is part of the status quo as well.. let’s push back there.. no?

because we now have the means.. ie: as it could be