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aiweirdness: I’ve finally found it: a use for chatGPT that I find genuinely entertaining. I enjoy its ASCII art.
I think chatGPT’s ASCII art is great. And so does chatGPT.
What’s going on here? The chatbots are flailing. Their ASCII art is terrible, and their ratings are based on the way ratings should sound, not based on any capacity to judge the art quality.
Am I entertained? Okay, yes, fine. But it also goes to show how internet-trained chatbots are using common patterns rather than reality. No wonder they’re lousy at playing search engine.
More examples, including from bing chat and google bard, at aiweirdness.com
Ever feel like you’re struggling to emerge from a foggy brain haze of static or line noise? Littlebitspace captures the sensation in this #ASCIIart illustration, “Tangled”, included in the recent MIST0223 artpack collection.
Gifs of Andreas Gysin’s ASCII/ANSI-works, getting pricey at SuperRare where you can see them in better framerate.
If We Were Allowed To Visit is a poetry/ascii/game that you play in the browser. Made by Gemma Mahadeo (poet) and Ian MacLarty (game designer). More here. h/t: Tim Koch
Chafa converts images or video to text in a terminal, and there are plenty of settings to play with.