In the old days, if you needed a fact, you needed a book. In the 21st century, everybody has the internet everywhere - on a desk, on your lap, or even in your pocket! This is much better for facts, but not so good for books.
Our project started with a list of the 21,210 words from the Oxford Pocket Dictionary . We didn't read them all, but our computers did, and they ran a Google Image Search for every single one. Then the first image result for each word was laid out, printed and bound as a dictionary.
Unlike Google Books, which takes real books and puts them on the internet, we've taken all the the stuff from the internet and printed it out. Why? Well, in a way, it represents what humans were doing at that time in history. The pictures on the internet come from every place in society - huge companies, normal people, good people, bad people, you, me, and nerds. We told a machine to pick the most important picture for each word in our dictionary. It can't even see.
This smelly tome full of varied tasteless nonsense contains pretty much anything — it's not really information, it's more like unformation, or funformation. A book for people who like looking at pictures and thinking about words.