By Erik Swahn, 2023.
Most ASCII-converters work with blocks, but this one focuses on lines and structures. It was made by Xuemiao Xu, Linling Zhang and Tien-Tsin Wong in 2010. The comparison at the end is between an artist’s work (a) and their software (b). More info and images here.
Sonya Rapoport’s Shoe Field exhibition (1982/85/89). 76 people’s feelings about their shoes plotted on a huge ASCII map, constructed with physics software. The circles on the floor are also visualizations of shoe feeelings. Video documentation and more at her website. Also see Artsy and a very interesting article at artinprint.