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Print Wikipedia by Michael Mandiberg on Vimeo

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. Michael Mandiberg has written software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out 7600 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to In addition, he has compiled a Wikipedia Table of Contents, and a Wikipedia Contributor Appendix.