Utopia is Open
This edition of Utopia is open: open to use, open to copying, open to modification. The site and its tools are built on free and open source software when and where possible.
The Open Utopia by Stephen Duncombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.stephenduncombe.com. A Free Speech Production.
In choosing their wives they use a method that would appear to us very absurd and ridiculous, but it is constantly observed among them, and is accounted perfectly consistent with wisdom. Before marriage some grave matron presents the bride, naked, whether she is a virgin or a widow, to the bridegroom, and after that some grave man presents the bridegroom, naked, to the bride. We, indeed, both laughed at this, and condemned it as very indecent. But they, on the other hand, wondered at the folly of the men of all other nations…
Henry S. Turner reviews Open Utopia in the latest issue of Public Books. Read the review HERE.
Open Utopia discussed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show
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 »
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 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!