perpetual storytelling apparatus.

the perpetual storytelling apparatus is a drawing machine illustrating a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings. 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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jacklyn said...

very cool.

dewin said...

mesmerizing and very 2001 Space Odyssey.