TUE, JUL 14, 2015 09:51 EST
Print Wikipedia , an effort to envision all of English-language Wikipedia as an old-fashioned dead-tree reference set, reached its conclusion just before 10 p.m. on Sunday when a handful of people gathered at a Lower East Side art gallery to watch the last of 7,600 volumes upload to the print-on-demand Web site Lulu.com — exactly 24 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes after the process began.
The crowd may have been modest, especially when measured against Wikipedia’s nearly 7.5 million named contributors, each of whom is listed in the 36-volume contributors index. But Michael Mandiberg, the interdisciplinary artist who spent much of the past three years preparing for the project , described the mood as celebratory nonetheless. To continue reading this article, please visit The New York Times: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/print-wikipedia-project-reaches-final-entry/?_r=0.