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beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2018

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5th to 9th May 2018

Düsseldorf, Germany

Part of the beyondtellerrand series

Web Annotation: The Web’s Conversation Layer

Web Annotation—now a W3C standard—aims to establish a conversation layer on top of the web. By theoretically allowing anyone to annotate any web page content, it’s an ennobling premise and thoroughly web-like: democratic, open and standardised. But with this freedom comes challenges. Content publishers are faced with an anxiety-inducing lack of control over what people say about their content. And nothing in the standard itself protects against conversations devolving into troll-hijacked chaos. The evolution of Web Annotation mirrors that of the Web itself, in miniature, facing off with some of the same big themes of identity, security, authority and freedom.

This session is held in Club (main theatre) at Capitol Theater

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