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Digital Annotation of Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica

19 June 2017


sx archipelagos will host a series of week-long experimental events to reconnect our audiences with the content of our inaugural issue. In an effort to truly take advantage of - and not merely pay lip service to - the affordances of the digital, we are interested in maximizing the dynamic presence of the journal's content in the world - beyond the periodicity of publication. As such, we have initiated a commons space of sorts - punctual opportunities for our community of readers to enter into dialogue with our contributors, leaving comments on and posing questions about their work via the open annotation tool Contributors will monitor their pages throughout the week-long commons event, responding to and engaging with their audience. 

Please join us in this experiment by checking out Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold's Musical Passage - June 19-23. To leave a comment or ask a question, simply set up an account with Once you've done that, engaging with the site is as easy as selecting the passage you want to address, and clicking on the comment button. For more detailed instructions, the creators of the tool have provided excellent documentation. You might also have a look at this video. Note that the technology works best on the Chrome browser.

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