Sunday, 6 December 2009

Mute Monday: Visual Perception in The Computer Age


BB-ASCII Art



Beuna Note:
This Zebra is not created by me, but I intend to learn this ASCII Art Code.
Some say ASCII Art is stone-dead, but on Internet reincarnation works ;-)




28 comments:

Gittan said...

absolutely fabulous

ANNA-LYS said...

Gittan
Vad söt du är, tack snälla!

Little Lamb said...

That would be neat to learn.

Little Lamb said...

That would be neat to learn.

Kurt Bleke /Gwendolyn said...
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The Phosgene Kid said...

The zebra is so cool!! Bet you have to have a lot of patience to do something like that!

TROLL Y2K said...

Methinks it's a Zebra. Or a donkey.

Happy Mute Monday!

/t. said...

stone
dead or not

ascii[art] = !( stone || dead );

i love this stuff -- you must show us your ascii creations when ready, anna-lys

× × ×

/t.

imac said...

Nice work - you found Anna-Lys.
Ive something like before, cant quite remember where though,(the mind wonders - you know - as we get older)lol.

Buzz Kill said...

This is a lot like the psycholgy behind the ink blot tests. I never see anything in them but I see the image here. And you blow it up and it's all numbers and letters. That's so cool. I hope you learn how to do this and post some of your work.

Happy MM!

Leigh Russell said...

Cool zebra! I wonder how it's done?

Helene said...

Its great. I wonder how long something like takes to produce!

~otto~ said...

Welcome to the Matrix

Jon said...

yeah... this is a great way to bring a zebra back to life!

Pete said...

one of these day we won't need the real thing anymore
;-)

I hope not

dianne said...

It's a lovely zebra and that is so clever, I'm sure you will enjoy learning the ASCII Art Code...it's like tapestry with code. :) ♡

Charles Gramlich said...

That's pretty cool. Much better than anything I've ever done with ascii

Kurt Bleke said...

ASCII code is a system for converting numbers to "signs". These signs can be interpreted by machines. Alas human mind can not.For example decimal numer 65 corresponds 'capital A' on machine level. It has no shape. Only when the machine makes an image of it, human perception is involved. Therefore I think 'ASCII art' is a misleading term. We have made this kind of art earlier. e.g. Seurat: we had 'typewriter art' before computers were in every man's possesion: and the oldest example is 'mosaic', which probably is the best term. But dead it is. ;.)

ANNA-LYS said...

I still remember when I learned to knit. I could not really understand how I actually by counting, changing colours, counting, do an other kind of knitting and back again, but from an other perspective ... actually made me a sweater.

Then later when my sons was watching me doing knitted cloths for them, they was also amazed by the mathematics and logics behind the hand-craft.

I think humans can learn IF they put some effort and time behind, spiced with lots of trail and errors, and they will manage to get the code behind the art :-D

Knitting is also and old art form, but it is still alive, very alive!

"Art" is not nature, art is made by humans, it is artificial. Machines doesn't produce anything that hasn't been put into it - of creative humans, and humans artfully invented the machine.

Symbols of any kind are made by humans, it may be letters, like this I use in this sentences. Symbols are art put into everyday life in a pragmatic way, that we can share and understand, because they are negotiated to mean what they mean. Computers can communicate, but not negotiate, or?

In the ASCII Art above, we may not share the code behind, but the pattern they make up gives us clues ...

To me it is art!

moi said...

A computer that can negotiate. Now there's a thought. Happy Mute Monday!

Kurt Bleke said...

How brilliant! I have always regarded textile handicraft as the dawn of mathematics. You may have read the same book, but I think this is your own reflections. 'Science' is 'knowing' and 'art' is 'doing'. They interact.
In "2001: A Space Odyssey" Arthur C Clarke imagined machines making decisions. But this is still fiction, as far as I know. Is there a free-will algorithm?

ps. Jag har sparkat Gwendolyn. ds.

foam said...

in the order of the pattern and the values of the hues lies the mystery ..

ANNA-LYS said...

42

he he he

(an other book, which one?)

Kurt Bleke said...

ISBN 0-486-60255-9, I think.
:-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Nope

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Kurt Bleke said...

Yes, but I thought you asked for the book about knitting and mathematics. Of course '101010'(bin) is the answer to the ultimate question. Don't panic!
<3

Kymical Reactions said...

I vote zebra. Happy MM, and thanks for coming over to my blob!

laughingwolf said...

pretty neat :)