Alien Patent Art

Alien is the seed word – feed into Google Patents search. I am searching for alien patents filed between 1900 and 1910. I pick an image from the first patent found, when listing by date ascending.

I multiply the image, invert it, color it, and place the series on my favorite black ground.

I pick one term from the patent file, and continue my search for the same timeframe. The next top search result provides for the next image.

Next series of images generated! I arrange them on the black background, but I have a rule: There needs to be a connection between an image from the last series and one image from this one.

The poem has nearly collapse(d): I think I am picking collapsed, but I have actually misread collapse.


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alien
operation
collapse(d)

hereinafter
elevation
substantially
adapted
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Gong-Tripping Mechanism
Collapsible Tire Core
Rock Drill
Elevator
Game

Dynamo-Electric Machine
Locomotive-Seat

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All images taken from the PDFs available on the Google Patents website. Images from US patents are in the public domain, and/or the transformative power of this collage lets me do this.

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