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Website Launch for The Open Utopia Project

Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

New York, NY

Website Launch for The Open Utopia Project

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Website Launch for The Open Utopia Project
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Held at 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, an open-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.

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. Find out more at: http://theopenutopia.org/home/.

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The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)


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Hosted by The Humanities Initiative at NYU and NYU Press

Created in 2007, the Humanities Initiative at NYU (HI) draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Initiative is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community.  Find out more at: http://humanitiesinitiative.org.

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