The group (Walter van der Cruijsen, Luka Frelih, Vuk Cosic)
met in Amsterdam to materialize an idea that was floating in
meetings at various european Internet conferences and festivals
during the last three years. Basically the big goal was to come up
with a net based moving ascii.
The premises of Worldwide Video Festival were at our
disposal for a week in august 1998, thanx.
The very first things to do were the most obvious ones - the
players for moving ascii images.
Mid Term Goals
After the two players are done, the idea is to create a fast converter that
would enable us to create moving ascii in real time.
Long Term Goals
After bringing moving ascii to the net through the mentioned steps, the final goal -
or one of the next steps - is to create a RealPlayer G2 plug-in with the new file type.
0. ASCII to Speach history of art for the blind by applying the txt->speech software
1. History of Moving Images
a series of seven clips giving the overview of the evolution in style and the display
and distribution media.
2. Deep ASCII
a version of Deep Throat in ascii is displayed on a Pong Arcade, more here.
3. ASCII Wall is a project planned together with the good
people of Redundant Technologies and consists in creation of a
a video wall of old monitors in order to do larger projections.
4. MTV stream is about hooking any broadcast signal and streaming
the ascii version.
5. History of Silent Film on CD-ROM
offering several milestone films in full length.
ASCII Art Ensemble
Walter van der Cruijsen,
Moving ASCII Links
ASCII Animation Links
Static ASCII Links