The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus is a drawing machine that illustrates a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings and is the brainchild of Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus.
The perpetual storytelling machine translates the words of a text into drawings. There are a possibility of seven million patent drawings that are linked by over 22 million vocabulary references. The apparatus is designed to eliminate all words like “I”, “and”, “to”, “for” and “the.” The remaining words and their combination are the keywords for the patent drawings. New visual connections and narrative layers emerge through the interweaving of stories and the subsequent illustrations provided by the perpetual storytelling apparatus.