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Chancebook #2

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Chancebook #2, part of an ongoing series
3 May 2013 (Livin’ on the Fault Line)
Digital print-on-demand
Unique copy [edition of 1]
Perfect binding
5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
198 pages

86 articles
Susie Snowflake
Sirenites
Terminal Tower
Keker & Van Nest LLP
German ship Totila
Kroa i bø
Long March 9 (rocket family)
Lindell, Virginia
Sesia zone
Gare de Cérons
Arab Gas Pipeline
Bob Flanigan (footballer)
Innovation economics
Chatuzange-le-Goubet
Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge
Pyewipe Junction engine shed
Nowoberezowo
Red Wing (Amtrak station)
Durham Dales
Cassavetes
Samarbeidende Sparebanker
Marco Wölfli
Stergamataea
Franz von Gruithuisen
Ngā Ruahine
Claude Giordan
Gmina Zaniemyśl
Minamikyūshū, Kagoshima
Bartłomiej Nowodworski High School
Lichfield Gospels
John H. Wilson (Hawaii)
Didymosphaeria arachidicola
Tony Martin (farmer)
Biocentrism
1720 in Great Britain
Endless (company)
Moulhoule
Chapmanville Regional High School
Livin’ on the Fault Line
United States presidential election in Minnesota, 1996
List of places in New York: Y
List of islands of Angola
Canada national handball team
Air sovereignty
Misterton, Nottinghamshire
Sport in Ethiopia
Vancouver Island Shootout
Coleophora ichthyura
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Lady Anne Smith
Krasová
Mapo Station
Littleton, County Tipperary
Qasr ibn Wardan
Scaly-throated Honeyguide
Lovehammers
Merevarí River
Konoe Motozane
Alfred Bruneau
Kutlu, Bolvadin
Xinye County
Palookaville
Vlčí jáma
Hildene
Educational robotics
Richard Richmond
Jane Gilmore Rushing
Stephen Pearson
Jhulaghat
Stuart River (Queensland)
World Exchange Plaza
William Wallace Wilson
AG5
Akai Katana
Baba Khoda
Foobar
Transcription factor II D
Marina Kress
John de Robeck
Harith Gassani
Chroma Dreamcoat
Naan Adimai Illai
Alko
Highland Brigade (United Kingdom)
Energy in Common
Neil Doherty

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Chancebooks

New work: Chancebooks (Paul Soulellis, 2013) is a publishing-on-demand experiment using Wikipedia and chance operations. Each Chancebook is a one-of-a-kind collection of up to 500 randomly pulled articles from Wikipedia. The selection and sequence of content is generated in real-time as the artist repeatedly clicks the “random article” button that appears on all Wikipedia pages and individually adds each page to the book. The total number of articles is determined by first pulling a random number (1–500) at random.org.

The title is determined by the artist from the list of article titles.

Only one copy of each Chancebook exists, printed on-demand and delivered to the artist. The book’s design is automated and determined by the print-on-demand service. Included within each book are the date of creation, the location of the artist and the exact time and duration of the content generation.

Chancebook #1 (Why Does It Hurt So Bad) was created at 2:29pm on 26 March 2013 and delivered to me 29 March 2013.

Chancebook #1, part of ongoing series
26 March 2013 (Why Does It Hurt So Bad)
Digital print-on-demand
Edition of 1
Perfect binding
5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
112 pages

39 articles
Rosa Rosal

Iridostoma
Himalayan Snowcock
The Ice Break
Santa María Coyotepec
Amos K. Hadley
Plasma gasification
Flatland
Fronville
Ndop
Bert Archer
Bud (disambiguation)
Søren Wichmann
WSET
Danny Gormally
Liberty Hill Schoolhouse (Gainesville, Florida)
Pratap Singh Kairon
Derivation
USNS Gordon (T-AKR-296)
Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men’s double-shot running deer
HINDRAF
Fuzzy Duck (band)
The Legion of Doom (mash up group)
Nottingham Concert Band
Sun WorkShop TeamWare
Judo at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men’s 81 kg
Why Does It Hurt So Bad
Francisco de Figueroa
William Pelham (bookseller)
Western Fields
Antonio Enrique Lussón Batlle
Frederick Bligh Bond
2013 Women’s EuroHockey Nations Championship
Vorbarra
Central African Republic parliamentary election, 1964
Lake Chelan AVA
2000 Purdue Boilermakers football team
Vertigo ovata
Ucchan Nanchan no Honō no Challenge: Denryū Ira Ira Bō