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Here is my contribution to a recent workshop on “Beyond Walls: Teaching and Learning in the Open.” This was part of UBC’s Open Access week.

I start from a brief discussion of my Wikipedia project from a few years ago, Murder, Madness, and Mayhem. I go on, however, to a more general discussion of the role of the university at a time when there is both increasing production of the common and ever new attempts to construct new enclosures that would restrict and commodify our common knowledge and intellect.

In particular, I talk about the possibilities for a program I’m teaching on at the moment, Arts One. More on this soon…

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