Motion of scenery,
the retro way.

What is this about?

The good old days were never gone.

The 1970s - almost everything in the contemporary digital world was being gestated, presented in a somehow straightforward and immature manner.

At that time, people had dreams of exploring space.

The world of electron tubes was as profound and fascinating as boundless space. Human thinking was reaching a level deeper than you may think of today, considering the information machinery they own.

The sophisticated world of logic and order hidden behind the computers was about to pass through layers of complex engineering architectures and long historical changes, opening a brand new door, connecting abstract mathematical thinking with concrete reality.

Look at the young people who were keen on free imagination at that time. Fragments of their intuition and inspiration unknowingly scattered on the palms of everyone today.

Time brings about a change. Some sparks of inspiration went out. What we see is that symbols are displayed on screens, like running water, like stars.

The text is encoded to record. The coding has stayed like this for a long time.

ASCII is one of the few computer technology legacies of the 1960s. The design of the various control symbols carries the context of technologies of that era. Specifically, the mainframes and tape controllers.

ASCII art - its history is almost as old as the ASCII code itself.

See, this kind of art is still well-known today, like many other ideas and creatives. In this way, their vitality is conveyed over time and space by the newcomers' passion and cognition.

Therefore, we wrote this Simple Ascii Art Maker as a gift to the information age.

Give it an image, and get a drawing composed of ASCII characters. It just works.

This project uses the four-dimensional tree algorithm to get characters corresponding to the graphics, which is a very efficient implementation.

What you see here is its online version, where you can upload pictures or videos and watch the results. You could find a more powerful command-line version of the ontology open-sourced on GitHub.