http://www.ascii-art.de/ascii/anim/kiss_anim.shtml A friend of mine said this about ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) art: "It's computer art in its most basic form." While I do not agree or disagree, I must admit that ASCII art is fairly primitive and intriguing. One reason I think the art is interesting is because many of the designers create the entire piece of "art" manually. The thought of spending time to place tons of characters in key places to create a design impresses me. Another reason why I find it interesting is that many people still use ASCII art for graphical purposes despite the fact that images can be used in their place (except for purely text based documents) in this day and age, essentially making ASCII art a sort of historical technique. Additionally, smileys/emoticons such as the original :-) and :-( made here at CMU can be classified as ASCII art, and they are still in continued use even beyond computers in other mediums (such as cell phone texting). //\ //\ _.//.@,._ _*//*@*._ .:` //. @ `:. .:`*//* *@* `:. :` //. @ `: :` *//* *@* `: :: //. @ :: : *//* *@* : :: //. @ :: : *//* *@* : email@example.com...firstname.lastname@example.org :: //. @ :: : *//* *@* : ;://._ _ _ _ @ :; ;*//* _ ___ *@* ; //.(_` / ` | | @/ *//* |_) | *@* //'.,_) \_, | | ..'@ *//*. |\_ | .*@* //_ '-._-.....-_.-' _@_.._*//* '-._ _.-' *@* """" `'''''` """""""""" `'''''` """ cjr
0301 - Looking Outwards II: Find something of interest out there.
Statement:Look around at the world of digital art, interactive art, software art, computational design, etc. Find a project which interests your curiosity, and which you'd like to discuss further. Upload the URLs into the area normally provided for the "description field" (You may need to add line breaks!). Write a paragraph (about 100 words) about why it interests you.
Here are some places you can look to get started, though you're welcome to look anywhere online:
- The Processing Exhibition site. (Note that the exhibition continues on several pages, scroll down to see more.) Or Code Tree.
- Good project blogs like Infosthetics, We Make Money Not Art, and Networked Performance.
- Computational architecture and generative form in Scripted by Purpose exhibition, Generator X.
- The Flickr pages of Flight404, Toxi, Marius Watz, LennyJpg, Lia, Erik Natzke, or the Processing photo pool on Flickr.
- For technical ideas using Processing, you could look at Processing Hacks, ProcessingBlogs, and Code&Form.
- Reinhold Grether's large list of Media Art Links.
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