ARTIST PRINTS OUT WIKIPEDIA IN 7,600 VOLUME ANTHOLOGY

Artist Prints Out Wikipedia In 7,600 Volume Anthology
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ARTIST PRINTS OUT WIKIPEDIA IN 7,600 VOLUME ANTHOLOGY



Written by Jack Blocker
17 Wednesday 17th June 2015

The artist Michael Mandiberg has converted every Wikipedia entry into a printed and bound anthology of books, culminating in 7,600 volumes titled Print Wikipedia. I'm assuming it took some serious graft to get to a point in his career where he could complete something like this, so I reckon Mandiberg must be a good artist. But come on mate, this is pretty pointless and essentially futile (surely Wikipedia is constantly changing?)

He wrote software to convert the 11.5 million entries into a print-friendly format. 91 volumes contain the table of contents. 500 volumes contain entries starting with punctuation. 36 volumes account for the 7.5 million contributors to the website. Mandiberg will upload the whole anthology onto a website called LULU during an exhibition. Find out more here.

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