JULIUS VON BISMARCK & BENJAMIN MAUS

perpetual storytelling apparatus

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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.

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.

1983, born in Breisach am Rhein raised in Riad (Saudi Arabia), Freiburg and Berlin 2003; Abitur in Berlin from 2005; student of “visual communication” at the UdK Berlin from 2006; student at “Digitalen Klasse” by Prof. Joachim Sauter 2007; student at the MFA-Programm of Hunter Collage New York from 2009 student at Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments) “Klasse Olafur Eliasson”.