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dinkum commented on the word ASCII art
WORD: ASCII art EXAMPLE: ' Reminding us that obsolete technologies always retain some lasting value, Itkoff has typed 18 ASCII-art animals and flowers using a manual typewriter. A jellyfish with parenthetical tentacles and a cat with whiskers made from equal signs reference the creative flourish of simplified representational imagery made with the 1963 code for information interchange that drove our old dot-matrix printers before image formats emerged. ' If "ASCII art" doesn't mean anything to you, then these are the forerunners to emoticons, an idea that persists prominently within each new communication system. Itkoff isn't so much pointing out the tension between outmoded and cutting-edge technology as he is treating the space between them as a playground. ' --- Chris Vitiello. "The endlessly cutting edge: Michael Itkoff's CtrlAltDel in Raleigh." INDYweek, September 25, 2013.<< http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-endlessly-cutting-edge-michael-itkoffs-ctrlaltdel-in-raleigh/Content?oid=3727190 >> VISUALS: (1) An ASCII "kitty", by Michael Itkoff << http://www.indyweek.com/imager/b/magnum/3727191/8794/1379535988-kitty.jpg >> (2) An An ASCII fish, by Michael Itkoff << http://www.michaelitkoff.com/images/emoticons/menagerie_fish013a.jpeg >> (3) An An ASCII duck, by Michael Itkoff << http://www.michaelitkoff.com/images/emoticons/menagerie_duck014a.jpeg >>
October 5, 2013