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 on Sir Thomas Moreʼs Utopia. Using the platform Social Book, users can add their own notes, criticisms, or anecdotes to the text which can be read by everyone. For more information, please visit: http://theopenutopia.org/. This is an NYU-DH (Digital Humanities @ NYU) event.
Stephen Duncombe is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communication of New York University where he teaches the history and politics of media. He is the author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasyand Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Underground Culture, and co-author of The Bobbed Haired Bandit: Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York; the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader and co-editor of White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race.
Bob Stein is founder and Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of the Book and founder of The Voyager Company. For 13 years he led the development of over 300 titles in ‘The Criterion Collection’, a series of definitive films on videodisc, and more than 75 CD ROM titles. Previous to Voyager, Stein worked with Alan Kay in the Research Group at Atari on a variety of electronic publishing projects. 11 years ago, Stein started ‘Night Kitchen’ to develop authoring tools for the next generation of electronic publishing. That work is now being continued at the Institute for the Future of the Book.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.