Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

Chris Aldrich | Hypothes.is “Notebook”

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There Is No Deep State

The problem in Washington is not a Deep State; the problem is a shallow man

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There Is No Deep State

“Deep State” comes from the Turkish derin devlet, a clandestine network, including military and intelligence officers, along with civilian allies, whose mission was to protect the secular order established, in 1923, by the father figure of post-Ottoman Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Definition of Deep State

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net.wars: Fans with typewriters

Martin Banks summed this up neatly on

It would be nice if the sentence was finished…

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Hypothes.is – IndieWeb

annotation and highlights on the web

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highlight – IndieWeb

No highlighted text in this annotation.

Here’s an example of such a highlight/annotation.

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Web Annotations are Now a W3C Standard, Paving the Way for Decentralized Annotation Infrastructure

Hypothesis Aggregator

Be careful with this on newer versions of WP >4.7 as the shortcode was throwing a fatal error on pages on which it appeared.
https://github.com/kshaffer/hypothesis_aggregator/issues/4

p.s.: First!

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Web Annotations are Now a W3C Standard, Paving the Way for Decentralized Annotation Infrastructure

Kris Shaffer, the plugin’s author

Here’s his original post announcing the plugin: http://pushpullfork.com/2016/08/hypothesis-aggregator/

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Web Annotations are Now a W3C Standard, Paving the Way for Decentralized Annotation Infrastructure

Web annotation seems to promote more critical thinking and collaboration but it’s doubtful that it would ever fully replace commenting systems.

But why not mix them together the way the IndieWeb has done?! A few people are using the new W3C recommendation spec for Webmention along with fragmentions to send a version of comments/marginalia/annotations to sites that accept them and have the ability to display them!

A good example of this is Kartik Prabhu’s website which does this somewhat like Medium does. One can write their response to a sub-section of his post on their own website, and using Webmention (yes, there’s a WordPress plugin for that: https://wordpress.org/plugins/webmention/ ) send him the response. It then shows up on his site as a quote bubble next to the appropriate section which can then be opened and viewed by future readers.
Example: https://kartikprabhu.com/articles/marginalia
For those interested, he’s opensourced the code to help accomplish this: https://github.com/kartikprabhu/marginalia

While annotation systems have the ability to overlay one’s site, there’s certainly room for serious abuse as a result. (See an example at https://indieweb.org/annotation#Criticism) It would be nice if annotation systems were required to use something like webmentions (or older trackback/pingbacks) to indicate that a site had been mentioned elsewhere, this way, even if the publisher wasn’t responsible for the resulting comments, they would be aware of possible attacks on their work/site/page.

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Commentary on Peter Lombard | Take Note

copying a manuscript of this kind proceeded at the rate of about one (two-sided) folio per day; pecia rentals typically lasted one week and involved about four folios.

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Annotation is now a web standard – Hypothesis

No highlighted text in this annotation.

What about sharing my personal annotations on my own website? Is there a way for an individual annotator to relink something like the annotations/highlights at http://boffosocko.com/2012/06/17/big-history/#Highlights%2C+Quotes%2C+%26+Marginalia back to the original document (in this case an ebook)?

I’ve started into the documentation, but I’m curious if there’s a simple way of doing this without some 3rd party like Hypothes.is, Genius, etc.

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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

At any given moment, a field may be dominated by squabbles, but, in the end, the methodology prevails. Science moves forward, even as we remain stuck in place.

This also sounds like the reason why the Indieweb movement is so interesting and potentially useful.

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

pursue this abstraction

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Maldacena’s duality, called the “AdS/CFT correspondence,” tied the CFT to a corresponding “anti-de Sitter space,” which, with its extra dimension, pops out of the conformal system like a hologram.

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Arkani-Hamed speculates that the polyhedron is related to, or might even encompass, the “amplituhedron,” a geometric object that he and a collaborator discovered in 2013 that encodes the probabilities of different particle collision outcomes — specific examples of correlation functions.

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Polyakov initially didn’t believe it. His suspicion, shared by others, was that “maybe this happens because there is some hidden symmetry that we didn’t find yet.”

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Uncovering the polyhedral structure representing all possible quantum field theories would, in a sense, unify quark interactions, magnets and all observed and imagined phenomena in a single, inevitable structure

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

But conformal systems, described by “conformal field theories” (CFTs), are uniform all the way up and down, and this, Polyakov discovered, makes them highly amenable to a bootstrap approach.

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Critical exponents corresponding to other well-known universality classes lie at kinks in other exclusion plots.

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

Scale symmetry means there are no absolute notions of “near” and “far” in conformal systems;

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Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ | Quanta Magazine

These critical exponents are clearly independent of either material’s microscopic details, arising instead from something that both systems, and others in their “universality class,” have in common.

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Hypothes.is Notebook was originally published on Chris Aldrich | Boffo Socko