Perpetual Storytelling Aparatus by Julius von Bismarck & Benjamin Maus:
The â€œPerpetual Storytelling Apparatusâ€ 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 â€” linked by over 22 million references â€” 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.