Tag Archives: ansi

By mthw 2010, originally posted in this thread. Made with Melly’s ASCII-Paint (like this one) and it seems to not be a standard ANSI in terms of colours, charset and font. via

From Douche Ex Machina by Goto80, 2024.

ASCII Theater by the American art collective MSCHF, 2024. An easy way to look at ANSI-versions of movies in the terminal. Today streaming Barbie, tomorrow Hereditary! From their Instagram-post:

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.

via kottke.org. Browse our terminal tag.

ANSI and ASCII by cmang, 1995-2022.

Self Destruction by Shadow, for Galza. Made sometime between 1999 and 2004.

By Mavenmob, 2019-2023.

Works by Mavenmob, 2023. Published in the artpack MIST0823 from Mistigris.

Device 1 by Andreas Gysin, 2022. Custom software (Javascript, WebGL), variable dimen desions. Available in crisp pixels here.

Two faces from the new Impure 85 art pack. The large one by Prismate (de) and the small one by Lavaramano (ar).