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Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography

Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography
Last month we saw artist Dmitry Morozov’s 8-bit instant camera. His latest work is an even more primitive camera. Dmitry calls it the i/o, an electric typewriter that makes portraits using ASCII characters. The i/o is based on a Brother SX-4000 augmented with a camera and an Arduino.

Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter: Zork of Duty

Text-Based Multiplayer Shooter: Zork of Duty
Halo 4 just came out, and there’s never any shortage of multiplayer shooters available, but if you’ve already topped the leaderboard, fragged everyone, topped the fragleader or boarded everyone – my expertise regarding the current state of multiplayer combat games is, shall we say, non-existent – why not have a go at this text-based multiplayer shooter?
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ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix

ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix
Here’s a fun and trippy hack made by programmer Peter Nitsch. Nitsch’s website converts feed from Google’s Street View to ASCII art in real time. You can also search for locations, just like in the vanilla web app.

This was an Old School Triumph: Asciiportal

This was an Old School Triumph: Asciiportal
So, Portal was never a pile of eyeball candy or anything–it looked as good as it needed to look, with some really neat visuals that resulted from looking through portals, adorable turret buddies, and delicious cake, but it’s not like anyone was trying for a graphical feat there.

Do a Little Stargazing With Your Nintendo Ds

Do a Little Stargazing With Your Nintendo Ds
Between the inventive homebrew community and all the “practical” software titles available at retail, you can do just about anything with a Nintendo DS these days, and in March, you’ll even be able to use your DS as an interactive star chart.

Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)

Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)
This cool fabric curtain may look like a tree from afar, but once you’re up close, you’ll see that it’s made of tens of thousands of tiny ASCII characters. Created by Dutch designer Nienke Sybrandy, the huge (18′ x 11′) curtain panel was digitally printed with dot matrix characters to give the impression of intricate tree branches from a distance.

Hardest Platform Game Ever, and It’s in ASCII

Hardest Platform Game Ever, and It’s in ASCII
If you’re into platformers and you think you can beat them all, you’ve gotta check out this Flash-based game from Japan, Jineseiowata no Daibouken. This game will kick you in the ass (twice), then serve it to you for dinner.
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