Chancebooks is a publishing-on-demand experiment using Wikipedia and chance operations. Each Chancebook is a one-of-a-kind collection of up to 100 randomly pulled articles from Wikipedia. The selection and sequence of content is generated in real-time as I repeatedly click the “random article” button that appears on all Wikipedia pages and individually add each page to the book. The total number of articles is determined by first pulling a random number (1–100) at random.org.
The title is selected from the list of article titles.
Only one copy of each Chancebook exists, printed on-demand and delivered to me. The book’s design is automated and determined by the print-on-demand service. Included within each book are my location and exact date and time of the book’s creation.
Each book in series—
Edition of 1
5.5 in. x 8.5 in.