Introduction

The Open Utopia is a complete edition of Thomas More’s Utopia that honors the primary precept of Utopia itself: that all property is common property. But Utopia is more than the story of a far-off land with no private property. It’s a text that instructs us how to approach texts, be they literary or political, in an open manner: open to criticism, open to participation, and open to re-creation. Learn More »

… they have fallen upon an expedient which, as it agrees with their other policy, so is it very different from ours, and will scarce gain belief among us who value gold so much, and lay it up so carefully.  They eat and drink out of vessels of earth or glass, which make an agreeable appearance, though formed of brittle materials; while they make their chamber-pots and close-stools of gold and silver, and that not only in their public halls but in their private houses.

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Open Utopia reviewed in Public Books

Henry S. Turner reviews Open Utopia in the latest issue of Public Books. Read the review HERE.

Open Utopia on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

Open Utopia discussed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

Official Launch of Open Utopia Site

Stephen Duncombe and Bob Stein Website Launch for The Open Utopia Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5:30PM – 7:30PM 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor Join Stephen Duncombe (Gallatin and MCC, NYU) and Bob Stein (Institute for the Future of the Book) for the launch of The Open Utopia, anopen-source project based More »

Open Utopia in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Reading-Projects/135908/ Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/oct/16/open-utopia/

Phase I of Redesign Complete

Phase I of the Open Utopia redesign is finally complete. The full text of Utopia is up and all design features are done. Phase II: Social Book And WikiTopia now begin!