Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Inspiring: Wikipedia in print

Artist Rob Matthews decided to print out the whole of Wikipedia and bind it.

"I'm comparing the internet Wikipedia to a traditional encyclopedia by putting it in the same format, therefor suggesting that Wikipedia is dysfunctional compared to a normal encyclopedia. This is suggested by how I've conveyed Wikipedia physically. compared to a normal encyclopedia the information is a lot less reliable. I wanted to make a comment on how everyone goes to the internet these days for information, yet it is unreliable compared to what it has replaced." Rob Matthews

I had thought about this as an idea before but seen the problems and the fact there is no reason to print it off, it would weigh more than the computer that you view it on.