#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 30th, 2014 13:35
#2 By: Rob Beschizza, January 30th, 2014 13:36
I damn well deserve an award for this headline.
#3 By: Noah Django Gross, January 30th, 2014 13:43
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#4 By: Nicholas Waller, January 30th, 2014 14:49
Here's Keira Rathbone on a BBC news video about making typewriter art, including typer-sketching at an exhibition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24760538
#5 By: David Carroll, January 30th, 2014 22:16
It's been covered by Boing Boing before, but here is Andrew Macrae's typewriter art, done on a real typewriter.
#6 By: digitalArtform, January 30th, 2014 23:04
It would seem there are two varieties of ASCII art: those that act as line drawings, and those that emulate continuous tone photos.
#7 By: Israel B, January 31st, 2014 02:38
ASCII art was maybe my favorite part of the BBS scene.
#8 By: Henry Lowengard, January 31st, 2014 02:43
And then there's this, "Out Of Character", which I did in 1997: It's line art, photo art, lines of text that are background, lines of text that are dialog. It has an unfinished feel, but, at least it has a feel!
Note: the actual comic is in three text files, which some browsers like to wrap. Yes, I could make a webpage and put them in "<pre>"s, but I won't because of this comic's origin as a Gopher "page".
#9 By: Michael Smith, January 31st, 2014 03:13
In the days of punch card programming it took real effort to satisfy an addiction to online porn.
#10 By: Chentzilla, January 31st, 2014 03:14
Let's not forget about the moment machines learned to do it. In realtime.
(Okay, bad writeup, but a nice video nonetheless.)
#11 By: Maidhc Mac Roibin, January 31st, 2014 06:08
In the days of doing Playboy Playmates on a line printer, there was a lot of over-printing. Various grey-scale values would map to a certain combination of over-printed characters.
Also Mona Lisa and various other images.
It required a skill set that is mostly obsolete these days.
#12 By: r0b0, January 31st, 2014 08:00
sudo apt-get -y install libaa-bin && aafire
#13 By: Andrew Singleton, January 31st, 2014 08:37
Jason Scott did a bit on this a few years bck as part of his BBS Documentery (Creative Commons licensed so if you can't buy a copy it's downloadable... and he encourages this. Bless you Jason for being Awesome.)
#14 By: Rob Beschizza, February 4th, 2014 13:35
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