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2010, 5.5 x 8.5 in., paperback, 1,374 pages (in two volumes)

“What is a book? And who better to ask than Wikipedia?

A two-volume set, spanning almost 1400 pages, created using Wikipedia’s own print-on-demand service. Includes everything from the Amazon Kindle to the Library of Alexandria, from the Public Domain to the World’s Largest Book.”

 

Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.


A generative book that presents programmed images by various artists.
Each print in process will be calculated individually
– which makes every single book unique.



“Electrofluidic displays are a variant of electrowetting displays, a technology that has been in development for 10 years, and until now, required electrical power to hold an image on the screen.”
Yang, S., K. Zhou, E. Kreit, and J. Heikenfeld. 2010. “High reflectivity electrofluidic pixels with zero-power grayscale operation.” Applied Physics Letters 97:143501.