3D printed glasses #1: a cross-stitch eyewear creation (2012), via Rob Moss.

Saturday 8/30/2014

3D printed; cross stitch; embroidery; 2012; 2010s; eyewear;

Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends Show, with PlayNET - an American online system for Commodore 64. PlayNET was the first service of its kind and later spawned both Quantum Link and AOL. 

Original video

h/t: Tim Koch

Friday 8/29/2014

petscii; 1986; playnet; usa; commodore 64; c64;

Scott E Fahlman suggests a use of :) and :( in September, 1982. This happened on a bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. It caught on pretty fast, and in November there were already several variations.

There are many earlier examples of smilies, but this is likely what popularized emoticons as we know them today.

source + more

Thursday 8/28/2014

usa; emoticons; 1982; 1980s;

See how EtheralHalo draws ASCII live, in the Japanese Shift-JIS standard.

Wednesday 8/27/2014

2008; animation; shiftJIS;

Cross sea at Île de Ré, France. The waves of two weather systems meet and create a dangerous grid.

via

Tuesday 8/26/2014

organic; water; france; nature; grid;

D.I.G.I.T. by Teehan+Lax, 2013. Seven-segment display showing video in realtime.

more

Monday 8/25/2014

seven-segment; display; animation; 2013;

These graphics are actually text, which is actually code, which when executed shows an animated ASCII torus.

By Lord Nikon/Dekadence, 2014. More code calligrams here.

source

Sunday 8/24/2014

code calligram; code; 2014; 2010s; demoscene;

Soundcloud 2000 - a command line interface for Soundcloud (that recently started to delete songs that sample from Universal’s catalogue).

By Matthias Georgi & Tobias Schmidt, 2013.

Saturday 8/23/2014

command line interface; 2013; 2010s; textmode;

Square Kufic from Free Islamic Calligraphy

Friday 8/22/2014

Square Kufic; kufic;

Teletext Beat Box from Oracle teletext 1992, via.

Teletext Beat Box from Oracle teletext 1992, via.

Thursday 8/21/2014

oracle; teletext; 1992; 1990s; UK;

By Max Capacity

By Max Capacity

Wednesday 8/20/2014

PETSCII; 2010s;

Teletext40 is looking for art submissions! Check out the #opencall: http://teletext40.com/102/1A project to celebr8 the teletext’s 40th anniversary. By Dan Farrimond and Simon Rawles.

Teletext40 is looking for art submissions! Check out the #opencall: http://teletext40.com/102/1
A project to celebr8 the teletext’s 40th anniversary. By Dan Farrimond and Simon Rawles.

Tuesday 8/19/2014

2014; 2010s; teletext; teletext40; dan farrimond; 40th anniversary; Simon Rawles;

By luizalfonso, 2013.

By luizalfonso, 2013.

(via luizalfonso)

Monday 8/18/2014

trixels; 2013;