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Formats, media & platforms

ASCII - EU/US-centric encoding of 128 characters
Amiga - Home computer from 1985
ANSI - Colourful ASCII, sort of
Antiope - French teletext standard used for Minitel
Architecture - Frozen yoghurt
ATASCII - ASCII-encoding for Atari's 8-bit computers
Baudot - Pre-ASCII encoding, used for teletype
Beadwork - Works with beads
BBS - Bulletin board systems, popular pre-internet platforms
Braille - Tactile writing system for the visually impaired
C64 - World's most sold computer model
EBCDIC - IBM's ASCII-competing encoding standard from the 1960s
FANSI - ANSI-variation that supports 256 colours, among other things
Letterpress - Traditional printing using movable type
Minitel - French videotex service 1982-2012
PETSCII - Used in Commodore's 8-bit computers.
Print - Things on paper, mostly
RTTY - Radio Teletype
Shift-JIS - Japanese character encoding standards
SharpSCII - PETSCII-like standard for Sharp computers
SMS - Mobile phone text messages
Teletext - TV-based information service from the 1970s
Telidon - Canadian videotex service with vector graphics
Typewriter art - Made mostly with typewriters
Unicode - Including global encoding standards, such as UTF-8.
Videotex - A two-way communication technology based on teletext
Xbin - ANSI with custom colours and fonts

Artists & groups

A. Bill Miller - American ASCII artist, using glitches & grids
Ailadi - Italian PETSCII artist
Andreas Gysin - Swiss ASCII artist, coder, designer
Arno Beck - German artist, sometimes using typewriters
Blocktronics - International group of ANSI and ASCII-artists
Bridget Riley - British fine artist
Dan Farrimond - British teletext artist
Dom Sylvester Houédard - British typewriter artist and poet
CTRL+C & CTRL+V - Name used for anonymous posts on a Japanese text forum
Delaware - Japanese music/design/art collective
Electric - Finnish artist, sometimes working in PETSCII
Grmmxi - Finnish artist, designer and coder
Joan Stark - Early American internet-ASCII artist
Julian Nelson - Typewriter-activist and artist, active since the 1930s
Lord Nikon (Robert Doerfler) - German ASCII and typewriter artist
Mammifero - Glitch text artist
Mario Duran (Betathing) - Spanish ASCII artist, animator, coder
Max Capacity - American artist working with PETSCII and teletext, etc
Raquel Meyers - Spanish artist working with PETSCII and teletext
Ray Manta - Australian artist working with PETSCII and custom fonts
Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt - German typewriter artist
Vuk Ćosić - Slovenian artist and pioneer

Styles, genres, misc

Advertising - KFC, Playboy, Atari, the Human League, and more
Animation - Anything that moves
Calligrams - Words that form an image that relates to the word
Character set - Sets of characters/glyphs
Clothes - ASCII, knitting, cross stitch... new and old
Code calligrams - Code that form an image that relates to the code
Conversion - Image-to-text conversions
Cross stitch - The oldest form of embroidery
Embroidery - Needle-decorated fabrics
Emoji - Everything emoji-related
Emoticons - :) and ^^ is only the beginning
Game - yeah, games
Grids - Noteworthy examples of (mis)using the grid
Mosaic - Graphics made with tesserae, blocks, symbols, etc
Patterns - A discernible regularity in the world
Poetry - Concrete, visual, dada, code...
Scene - Demoscene, warez, cracking, hacking, phreaking, etc
Sloyd - A special kind of craft
Square kufic - Ancient Arabic writing form
Street art - Text graphics hit the streets
Tessellations - Like a more complex form of mosaic
Textile - Brand new or super old, always good
Text-mode - When nothing else matters
Tiles - Physical tiles and computer tiles
Tools - Machines, software, gadgets, media, etc
Toys - All the kids stuff!
Typography - Arranging type, usually not in a grid
χχχ - Naked stuff, NSFW

Time & space

Many posts are tagged with the country where the author is from or where the piece was made (Japan, USA, Germany, etc). Most posts are tagged with time - specific years, decades, centuries, etc. See ancient and 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, ...