Wikipedia Random Article Collection

  • January 1, 2013 – January 1, 2016

Wikipedia Random Article collection [NOW DEFUNCT] serves as an archive inspired by content generated from Wikipedia’s random article search function. Once functioning as a collection supporting a web-to-print-based artistic practice utilizing search engines and other algorithmic operations as content generators. The entire Wikipedia Random Article Collection and/or individual zines were available as PoD. Wikipedia Random Article collection published content via one day workshops. Zines were generated by a variety of participants from around the world; including students, colleagues, peers and professionals in a variety of fields. 

Featured in Library of the Printed Web, an archive of web-to-print artists’ publications founded by Paul Soulellis in 2013, has been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art Library. The mission of Library of the Printed Web is to provide an in-depth view of network culture, artistic practice, and the printed page. The collection is an important resource for the study of print-based experimental publishing in the early 21st century. Included in MoMA’s acquisition are 244 items by 130 artists publishing in 17 countries: artists’ books, zines, newsprint, loose sheets, folios, prints, postcards, and other materials.