Religious Internet users are no stranger to the informative power of Wikipedia entries. Though the website has often been described as a data source that is less than reputable, its longevity and relevance among the general public proves otherwise.
New York-based artist and avid Wikipedia fan Michael Mandiberg immortalizes the web encyclopedia database with his latest art project -- a set of printed Wikipedia books that consists of 7600 volumes. While the series features a myriad of Wikipedia entries, its first 91 volumes are pure indexes.
Featuring each of Wikipedia's English volumes, this printed encyclopedia set will appeal to collectors and lovers of modern art. Though it is not yet for sale, the minimalist art piece will intrigue visitors of Michael Mandiberg's 'From Aaaaa! to ZZZap!' exhibition.
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