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 »

…in Utopia, where every man has a right to everything, they all know that if care is taken to keep the public stores full no private man can want anything; for among them there is no unequal distribution, so that no man is poor, none in necessity, and though no man has any thing, yet they are all rich.

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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!