not freehand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art
http://www.ascii-art.de/
http://www.asciibabes.com/ - my, my!
http://swik.net/ASCII?page=2
http://boxes.thomasjensen.com/ - draws boxes. around text.
http://www.elsewhere.org/jargon/jargon.html#ASCII - the New Hacker’s Dictionary entry on ASCII
http://acidheadwar.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.asciipr0n.com/ - oh, my! NSFW

 

ASCII Mandelbrot sets - via reddit thread

 

typewriter “art” - ugh. As much as I love the Fifties, I detest the Fifties.

 

http://mbox.bz/slurp/ascii/bbsads/

 

 

random thoughts

So. Is this a portmanteau of constrained writing and constrained artistry?

 

At what point do the characters that make up the image become a (legible?) text in an of themselves?

 

Is legibility|coherence required for it to be considered a text? Is there a dividing line between Concrete Poetry (symbols/images as poetry) and ascii-art (symbols as image).

 

In 4-Ply Movie Dots (a text started and abandoned in the late 90s, and now called Working Script) I attempted to make an XRML-style flip-book animation. Where there would be movement, etc. from frame to frame (not images, per se), but the text would still be valid as TEXT (in so far as XRML writing is “valid” text).

 

see http://www.gardendigest.com/concrete/concr1.htm#A and scroll down form some links on the concrete-poetry/Ascii-art nexus

 

http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~msdanet/cyberpl@y/asciiart.html - ascii art and its antecedants

 

http://www.logolalia.com/minimalistconcretepoetry/archives/cat_major_christopher.html - ascii art as minimalist concrete poetry

 

http://www.geocities.com/soho/7373/jgsarticle1.htm
http://pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msdanet/resources.htm

 

 

movies

http://ftp.pcworld.com/pub/screencams/ascii-matrix.html?D0=1 - the matrix asciified
http://www.romanm.ch//ascii/ascii-movies/ascii-the_incredibles1.htm - the Incredibles, same
http://www.stereogum.com/archives/becks-black-tambourine-video.html - Beck’s Black Tambourine video. Goes from full-screen to small-figure close ups w/ only a few characters. In other words, instead of just dumping a video to a ascii-movie generator, it’s been crafted.
http://www.vicman.net/lib/ascii/movie
http://www.c505.com/vvvvvv/projects/ascii_rock/index.html - ascii rock videos
http://www.ljudmila.org/~vuk/ascii/music/

 

http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/000353.html - not strictly an ascii movie as the above, but the MC Frontalot “It is Pitch Dark” video is all about teh text.
http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/000485.html
http://getlamp.welcometointernet.org/frontalot/
http://frontalot.com/index.php/?page=lyrics&lyricid=47 - the actual text

 

Editors & Generators

Generators#Ascii - should probably be merged with this page
http://www.jave.de/ - ascii art editor
http://cybernetnews.com/2007/07/15/become-an-ascii-art-pro-overnight/

 

 

Emacs

there’s always emacs
http://www.cinsk.org/emacs/emacs-artist.html - artist mode screencast
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~tab/artist/
http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/cgi-bin/info2www?Picture+Mode - I think has been supplanted by artist mode. Still, some relevant text.
http://bc.tech.coop/blog/040811.html - CLisp Mandelbrots

 

Figlet

http://www.figlet.org/
http://www.figlet.org/contrib.html
http://www.shellarchive.co.uk/content/lisp/figlet.el
http://www.jave.de/figlet/fonts.html - fonts archive
http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Figlet

See Also

String Can Phone.Applied Ascii
Smilies
Concrete Poetry

 

 

tags

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