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Obsolete - ASCII Art Ensemble

Place: 
Linz, AT
Site: 
Time's Up Laboratories
Date: 
12.12.1998
Time: 
19:00

Meeting and Presentation of the ASCII Art Ensemble and the AA Project

ASCII
ASCII, pronounced "ask-ee," stands for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (brought to you by the American National Standards Institute or ANSI). This code assigns each English character and basic punctuation mark its own number from 0 to 127. Since the code is standard, every computer should be able to translate it into serviceable, if unglamorous, copy. So, when you're unsure what program - or what computer - is on the receiving end of a document, your safest bet is to save your file as plain ASCII text.

ASCII Art Ensemble
Walter van der Cruijsen, Luka Frelih, Vuk Cosic.

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.

Immediate Goals
The very first things to do were the most obvious ones - the javascript and java players for moving ascii images.

Mid Term Goa
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.

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