Shared Canvas

A session at Books in Browsers 2011

Friday 28th October, 2011

2:45pm to 3:45pm (PST)

Blurring the distinction between consumption and creation, SharedCanvas provides a distributed solution for creating, consuming and re-purposing digital works following the principles of Linked Open Data . Applying the canvas-painting paradigm of standards such as PDF, HTML5 and SVG, the solution proposes that a page be modeled as a blank canvas which is then “painted” by annotating resources on to it.

The use of annotations for the association of resources allows the canvas to never be dry and complete as further consumers might also paint resources as well as provide commentary. The Open Annotation Collaboration ontology allows for any media type to be annotated on to any other media type, rather than strictly textual commentary, enabling images, video, audio or any other web resource to be part of the representation of the page. The annotations can be filtered using social network based trust mechanisms in order to prevent undesirable graffiti and retain the work’s beauty and coherence.

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Ben Albritton

Stanford University

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Rob Sanderson


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Time 2:45pm3:45pm PST

Date Fri 28th October 2011

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