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 »

Therefore I must say that, as I hope for mercy, I can have no other notion of all the other governments that I see or know, than that they are a conspiracy of the rich, who, on pretense of managing the public, only pursue their private ends, and devise all the ways and arts they can find out; first, that they may, without danger, preserve all that they have so ill-acquired, and then, that they may engage the poor to toil and labor for them at as low rates as possible, and oppress them as much as they please…

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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!