Artistic experiments with Wikipedia content

We are gathering here some links documenting an interesting phenomenon: artist-publishers experimenting with freely licenced Wikipedia text material and web-to-print bookmaking… We noticed some time ago the “Wikipedia Reader” published by ASDF— (Mylinh Trieu Nguyen and David Horvitz), in which a selection of 12 artists “were asked to conduct a Wikipedia search, and then to

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This page is simply a collection of links and information for our in-house editing staff. bleed settings: «Create one PDF with a page size .25” (.68cm) larger in both width and height than the book chosen. For example, a 6 x 9″ book will need a PDF with a page size of 6.25 x

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A week of hyperactivity

Update: two items edited and layouted during Hyperactivity have now been published: (IT-95-5/18-I) – three days of Karadžić transcripts, and VJing – by 375 Wikipedians. During this week, from 2nd to 8th August, Greyscale Press founder Manuel Schmalstieg will be participating in Hyperactivity, an artistic “summerlab” running at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel. During the whole

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Greyscale at, Bienne

Thursday May 20th 2010 (18:00 CET), an overview of Greyscale Press publications was displayed at, an independent art space in Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). The exhibition also featured a preview version of the Solaris vs Google streetview video remake (see for further information), as well as the audio documentation of the recent wiki-sprint project (

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WP export function bugs…

Working on some upcoming Greyscale volumes that will include Wikipedia content, I am recently using very much the PDF/ODT export functionality that the Wikimedia Foundation has integrated during 2009 (in collaboration with PediaPress, a start-up located in Mainz, Germany). An amazing feature is the proper implementation of footnotes when exporting a set of articles in

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3 Publications about Open Source + Art

It’s interesting to observe a few of recent initiatives that attempt – rather successfully – to formulate new ways of publishing and sharing information about open source art practices. I will have a look here at three projects: Flossmanuals, the Digital Artists Handbook, and the FLOSS+Art publication. is a collaborative multi-language website, initiated

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