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 »

The streets are twenty feet broad; there lie gardens behind all their houses. These are large, but enclosed with buildings, that on all hands face the streets, so that every house has both a door to the street and a back door to the garden.  Their doors have all two leaves, which, as they are easily opened, so they shut of their own accord; and, there being no property among them, every man may freely enter into any house whatsoever.

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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!