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Volume 3654, Kyabram District Football League --- Kyle McCallan

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Volume 3654, Kyabram District Football League---Kyle McCallan Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.

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Publication Date
Jun 30, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9781329295742
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Print Wikipedia

Specifications

Pages
702
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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