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A tweetable program by Andy Wallace (@andymakes games) that you can play with here.

t=0 draw=_=>{createCanvas(w=400,w) t+=0.006 for(y=0;y<41;y++)for(x=0;x<41;x++)text(String.fromCodePoint(floor(9472+(noise(50-x*.02,y*.02,t)+noise(t*1.1,x*.1,y*.1))*140)),x*10,y*10);}

Southwest Technical’s 6800 computer and the CT-64 terminal, and a photo of its 64×16 textmode. Launched in 1975. First image from Creative Computing and second one from here.

ANSI by Discofunk 1974, taken from a great new pack from Lazarus.

Military ASCII art from 1967 using a custom system that combined US ASCII and vector graphics, fit for 2400 baud distribution. More info also here.

Fun with basic keyboard graphics, a book from 1986 by Winnifred Nichols. Contains step-by-step instructions for 50 keyboard/typewriter works. Plenty of seasonal greetings! Available in full at archive.org thanks to Marcin Wichary.

Title screen for Framework III (DOS, 1988). Video by @dosnostalgic.

ASCII-portraits of Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson made with a UNIVAC in 1957. via (Technically not ASCII since it didn’t exist, but perhaps EBCDIC) h/t: Marcin Wichary

ANSI by Filth of Blocktronics, via sixteencolors.

Interesting merge of textmode, pixel art and other retromanias in this cyberspace scene in Gumball. h/t Ray Manta.