julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus
 
julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus
aug 01, 2010

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus

‘perpetual storytelling apparatus’ by julis von bismarck and benjamin maus

the ‘perpetual storytelling appartus’ by german artists julius von bismarck and benjamin maus is a machine that draws a never-ending string of patent drawings into an illustrative narrative.

with an archive of over 7 million drawings and 22 million references, the apparatus translates text into relevant, visual vocabulary. it is capable of free-associating, albeit mechanically, creating a form of subtext by finding possible similarities between arbitary patents. what emerges is a interwoven story of visual and technical development.

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus the apparatus draws patents

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus diagram of how the apparatus works

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus

julis von bismarck + benjamin maus: perpetual storytelling apparatus

  • Wow. Text comes full circle, back to pictorial. Needs more databases than just the patent one, though. Then it is truly a development in the humanities, not just in technology.

    Exxtremitie
  • Does the plotter ever overlap images? Can it use different pen tips? Will it be art or an artificial intelligence conglomeration?

    ishouldbepainting

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