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Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus

The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus, by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, is a drawing machine illustrating a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings.

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus

The machine translates words of a text into patent drawings. Seven million patents — linked by over 22 million references — form the vocabulary. By using references to earlier patents, it is possible to find paths between arbitrary patents. They form a kind of subtext.

New visual connections and narrative layers emerge through the interweaving of the story with the depiction of technical developments.

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Via of paper and things.

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