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.
Mandiberg Transforms the World’s Largest Collection of Knowledge into Books for Print-On-Demand Michael Mandiberg announced the unveiling of Print Wikipedia in the exhibition From Aaaaa! to ZZZap! , which runs June 18 to July 2, 2015 at Denny Gallery .
The Wikipedia entry for “quixoticism” runs only about 255 words. But if anyone could argue for a personal mention, it might be Michael Mandiberg .
In June, artist Michael Mandiberg unveiled Print Wikipedia in the exhibition From Aaaaa! to ZZZap! , which ran a total of 24 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes from June 18 to July 11, at Denny Gallery in New York City. Mandiberg wrote software that transformed the entirety of the English Wikipedia database into thousands of print ready PDFs, complete with covers.
Digital books turned the industry upside down, but the revolution hasn’t stopped yet. There’s more change to come, and it could make traditional publishing houses tremble
Practically everybody remembers his or her first box of Crayola crayons. The classic green and gold box has been a school supply staple for generations. In many cases, people can recall the name of their favorite color – purple mountains’ majesty, tickle me pink or macaroni and cheese, for example.
The line between traditional and self-publishing is blurring, and this is good news for authors willing to seize a new opportunity. That is one of the major themes of this year’s uPublishU at BookExpo America, the indie publishing show held at New York City’s Javits Center on Saturday, May 30.
It used to be that blogs were mostly mundane places for writing down what you’ve done that day. But today, many blogs are increasingly smart, interesting places that we turn to for great content. It makes sense, then, for authors to consider collecting their best posts into a book.
A perfect storm created by the convergence of the Maker Movement, Upcycling, DIY, the debate over art in schools and STEAM has resulted in a rising number of high-quality, creativity-boosting products for kids. Here are some of the arts & crafts kits, tools, materials and vendors we spotted at Toy Fair.
My eight-year-old daughter is a voracious reader. I think she may prove to be an even bigger book nerd than I am, and I am a pretty big book nerd. Her bed is constantly covered in books that she is reading, and I frequently have to check on her to make sure she hasn't snuck her reading light on at 10 PM when she should be sleeping.