A Star Trek episode created on a Commodore 64 using the machine’s built-in character graphics by James Gaither in 1986.
The soundtrack was added to a recorded videotape.
Watch the full video here

Tuesday 2/18/2014

PETSCII; basic; c64; 1980s; Star Trek; 1986; animation;

Mini-Quadro, basic game where PETSCII looks like cross-stitch!
From the German magazine 64’er, july 1990.  

Monday 2/10/2014

PETSCII; C64; magazine; print; 1990s; basic; germany;

BASIC program from the manual MZ-80 SERIES BASIC.Shared by Takashi Kawano!

BASIC program from the manual MZ-80 SERIES BASIC.
Shared by Takashi Kawano!

Tuesday 2/4/2014

MZ 80; Sharp MZ; 1980s; MZ-80; japan; basic; print; manual; SharpSCII;

Xnitzy & Xnutzi Goes to Datastorm [2011] by bob. Watch the video here.

Xnitzy & Xnutzi Goes to Datastorm [2011] by bob.
Watch the video here.

Sunday 11/3/2013

PETSCII; basic; c64; demoscene; 2010s;

The C64 however, was capable of automating the entire knitting process thanks to a system called CAPS (made by Empisal in Germany).



The setup consisted of the C64 (of course!), an Empisal 550/560 knitting machine and the CAPS interface. The process of knitting your favorite jumper consisted of designing a series of patterns on the C64 which you could then save to disk and combine with other patterns to create a larger image. Source

Monday 10/21/2013

knitting; hardware; C64; basic; 1980s; textile;

Bob Neill’s Book of Typewriter Art (1982), via Lori Emerson.
With a computer programme to enable some of the pictures to be produced on a home computer (such as the Commodore PET) using the BASIC computer language.

Tuesday 9/17/2013

typewriter; 1980s; keyboard art; book; petscii; basic; print;

Madonna and Child ASCII Art, Creative Computing Compendium (Standards for writing graphical programs in BASIC), from the magazine “The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1” (1976), via.

Madonna and Child ASCII Art, Creative Computing Compendium (Standards for writing graphical programs in BASIC), from the magazine “The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1” (1976), via.

Thursday 5/2/2013

ascii; magazine; 1970s; basic;

Tonight at Transmediale - world’s first teletext performance? MIND THE VOLCANO! - a text-based TV-performance by Raquel Meyers and Goto80. Live improvised music, BASIC programming, char-by-char animations and remote control VJing. It’s like a movie book.

More info

Thursday 1/31/2013

teletext; c64; basic; petscii; transmediale;

Live teletext visuals with Commodore64 BASIC for the performance ‘Mind the volcano!’
by Goto80 & Raquel Meyers for Transmediale 013

Thursday 1/10/2013

teletext; c64; basic; PETSCII;

Nina Will Strip by Frak, 1991. Made in C64 BASIC. Their label BÖRFT is doing their 25-year-anniversary tonight in Malmö - see u there! And btw, Frak did another PETSCII-video in 2010.

Friday 5/18/2012

basic; c64; music video; petscii; 1990s;