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 video itself is a bit boring to watch, until you get to see the artwork. It’s good. For a machine…but you will never replace the real artist within us, you hear me, terminators!!!