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Kumamon (Yuru-chara)

Corrupted Slovenian teletext, 2010.

Typewriter Mystery Games by Julius Nelson (1951).
Thanks to Andrew Belsey for the tip.

Hot setup for radio text art! This is Isao Yamaguchi and his radio machinery to send text messages around the world. RTTY art was around even before ASCII was born. It used something called Baudot instead. More here.
Pic:  JA1DI – Isao Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan (1975).

Square kufic, meaning:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ 

الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ 

الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ 

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ 

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ و إِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ 

اهدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ 

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَ لاَ الضَّالِّينَ

It’s the complete Surah 1, al-Fatihah; in the shape of Allah. From the Mir Chaqmaq Mosque in Iran, built in the 1400s.

The Rescue virus (1997), which shows a screen full of nonsense messages.

Rescue 911 Computer Virus ——————————————
Dear user„ Your system is executing an illegal instruction at address 5E10:2D8F. However, this might cause you lots of problems later on. The system has got stuck , so please reboot your machine and make sure that all your programs are clean. This error message is being broadcasted by the 911 computer VIRUS !! Have a nice day ..

ITV Nightscreen, 1998.

MagicTape Car by asciiart (2012).

囲炉裏 – Irori by  CTRL+C & CTRL+V  (2007).
Giko and Shiee are frying and eating mochi (rice cake) and boiling something in a pan.

Viznut’s image-to-text conversion, using unscii-8 with 256 colours. Unscii is a set of Unicode-compatible fonts based on fonts from 80′s platforms and games. Download here.

‪#‎teletexto‬ en euskera / basque ‪#‎teletext‬ (EITB TV channel)

Agnes Denes – Dialectic Triangulation: A Visual Philosophy. Here she is posing together with The R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S, who programmed her work. They say:

We were also supposed to progam another project for another artist, Agnes Denes, but she didn’t understand how computers worked and designed what was basically just an animated movie, with little interaction, and too complex for us to program.

Petitsmotifs, a Twitter-bot by @nyxtaki that generates Unicode patterns.

Typographic faces in The Strand magazine, England, March 1909. from yesterdaysprint

ASCII stencil by Jarvis.

IBM building, Honolulu. By Vladimir Ossipoff, 1962

ANSI logo for the group iCE. 

via sixteen colors


Bon Ross in text mode! The Joy of Painting

Thanks to prostheticknowledge for the tip.

Photos from above: Pineapple garden maze, solar panels in Tonopah, Angkor Wat, olive trees in Córdoba, beach in Viareggio.

via Daily Overview (Tumblr). h/t: Tim Koch