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Genesis Storytime picture

Genesis StoryTime picture #2

Genesis StoryTime was a videotex storybook that was broadcast in Canada and USA, 1983-1990. The Telidon graphics were converted to video and broadcast like a regular TV-channel, usually without sound. Images and video from Tedium.

The results are in for the First International Computer Drawn Dragon Contest, 1979! These are all PETSCII-graphics made on the Commodore PET. The winner, Tom Weller from Berkeley, California, typed these graphics by hand as PRINT statements in BASIC. The other contributions were made by Steve and Tom Wuttke, 9 and 12 years old.

From Recreational Computing Vol 8, Issue 43, November 1979.

Graphic Variations on Telidon by Pierre Moretti, 1979 or 1980. Telidon was a Canadian videotex service with textmode and vector graphics and Moretti was the first professional artist to work with Telidon.

Video saved here, just in case. Previously featured here.

Glenn Howarth’s workstation for Telidon graphics, which he made 1981-1985. The photo is from the book Machine stitched into a corner of the Canadian modern age flag: Glenn Howarth’s Telidon art (pdf) that has plenty of Howarth’s not so text graphics. It was written by John Dorno, who has been researching and restoring Telidon art for years.

Learn more about Telidon

DIVISON by Matt DesLauriers, 2023. Made with Art1, a software made by Richard Williams in 1968, used by Frederick Hammersley, Katherine Nash and others. The punched cards contain the input that generates the art work.

Also see Eric Furst’s page on Art1.

Canadian syllabics, created by an English missionary in 1827. Used to write a variety of indigenous languages, among which Cree, Ojibwe, Inuktitut.

Performing ASCII Surgery. Amiga ASCII by Abstrakt. Via asciiarena.se

Made in Microsoft Word by Shaheer Zazai. Don’t miss the videos!   h/t: Heikki Lotvonen

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