ASCII Theater plays movies as text, directly in Terminal. A single line of code begins playing a new movie every day, like a pirate radio broadcast. The movies are rendered not as video but as colored text characters – every frame can be copied and pasted as a giant string of letters.
There is a long internet tradition of hacks to stream content online, and the resulting workarounds become creatively expressive. That kid who streamed NBA games in the reflection of his sunglasses on Twitch is a hero.
ASCII Theater is now live, streaming a new movie every day until we get shut down.
Two faces from the new Impure 85 art pack. The large one by Prismate (de) and the small one by Lavaramano (ar).