The headline is fun, and I like efforts to print large knowledgesets. More art like this! And I'm a fan of Mandiberg's work with the Art & Feminism editathons in NYC.
But this is an artistic statement at the collection level, not a serious effort to print individual volumes. When the first page of text of the first volume contains an obvious stripping error, and the second page a broken table, it is clear that even the artist gave up on getting basic formatting right. http://www.lulu.com/shop/print-wikipedia/volume-0001-one-anglia/hardcover/product-22221311.html Some years back, Håkon Lie developed a nice toolchain for cleaning up and laying out pages in a beautiful way. And he catalogued some of the problems wiki-layout poses for print, along with possible solutions. I would love to see a full volume in this style: http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2008/wikipedia/sample.pdf http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2009/wikipedia/printing/ On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 17 June 2015 at 15:29, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On 17 June 2015 at 20:07, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.w...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > >> > > > http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/books/moving-wikipedia-from-computer-to-many-many-bookshelves.html?_r=1 > > >> 7,600 volumes, to be available on Lulu. He's printing 106 of them for > > >> the exhibition. > > > > > Right, and what's the shipping cost run on that? :) > > > > > > > > YOU DARE PUT A PRICE ON *ART* > > > > > > - > > > I am surprised at how many people outside of my "Wikipedia" life have > brought this to my attention today. > > I agree the "Buy Now" option is probably not the best bet here, but there > is a tiny part of me that wouldn't mind getting a volume that includes an > article I've done a lot of work on or one that includes some form of my > username. I can imagine the subjects of some of our biographical > articles thinking the same way. Who knows, this might actually sell... > > > Risker/Anne > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>