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“From Aaaaa! to ZZZap!” – Printing Wikipedia for art’s sake June 22, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Content, Installation

The latest exhibition at the Denny Gallery features a sampling of Michael Mandiberg’s wild project called “Print Wikipedia.” Here’s the skinny: Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the futility of the scale of big data. Mandiberg has written software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out thousands of volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads…

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DIY: Print-On-Demand and the Rise of the Photobook December 18, 2012

Much like the changes to the book trade that took place with the advent of online bookselling; the photobook world has exploded with the introduction of POD technology. In both cases technology has greatly reduced the barriers to entry and opened up the floodgates, which in turn has redefined the trade. Desiree Edkins (American, born 1974). Offset lithography; 16.9 x 17.1 cm (closed), 2009. Courtesy of the artist Nedejda, from  Grodekovo series, 2009 (featured in Why…

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