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AA-Project by Jan Hubicka and others
"AA-Project", an abbreviation for "ASCII Art Project", has developed a C library for Unix-like and DOS operating systems which transforms bitmap images into ASCII art in real time. The renderer is extremely fast, produces high-quality ASCII, including ASCII anti-aliasing and ASCII dithering, ASCII contrast, ASCII brightness and ASCII gamma correction. [...]
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Acme::Bleach by Damian Conway
A Perl module which "bleaches" the Perl source code it is put in by turning it into whitespace code (while still maintaining its functionality).
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brainfuck by Urban Müller (and others)
Brainfuck is a minimalist/experimental, yet (Turing-) complete computer programming language which consists of just eight single-character commands: > Increment the pointer. < Decrement the pointer. + Increment the byte at the pointer. - Decrement the byte at the pointer. . Output the byte at the pointer. , Input a byte and store it in the byte at the pointer. [ [...]
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Composition 1961 1-29 by LaMonte Young
A paper card with the instruction: "Draw a straight line and follow it."
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copy/paste by Doris Traubenzucker
Written in 1996: a Macintosh program which displays an ASCII dump of itself in a text window. The text window is fixed, and the program menu consists only of two entries: "Copy" and "Paste". Users/exhibition visitor may only use the mouse to change the text in the window. They can't type in anything, but have to select existing characters or character combinations from the window and combine them [...]
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f*ck f*ck by Chilliwilli (MrThomasRathboneEsq)
An offspring of the "Brainfuck" programming language (see read_me entry) using censored four-letter-words as its instruction set: f**k Increment the pointer. s**g Decrement the pointer. b**b Increment the byte at the pointer. t**s Decrement the byte at the pointer. c**k Output the byte at the pointer. [...]
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forkbomb by unknown
A forkbomb (see related project descriptions) implemented as a single-line/13 characters Unix shell script. In other words: You just have to type these 13 characters (which superficially resemble smilies or ASCII art) on the command line/the terminal window of any computer running a Unix-like operating system: :(){ :|:& };: The original author of this forkbomb is unknown, although it [...]
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Jet Set Willy variations by jodi
Approx. 10 variations of the jump'n'run computer game "Jet Set Willy" for the 1980s 8-bit Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer. From 2001-2002, the took the original BASIC sourcecode and modified it so that the basic keyboard operation and principle of the game was preserved, yet the screen graphics vary from ASCII Art to Mondrian-style abstraction. [...]
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Julu by Alan Sondheim
Alan Sondheim is a New York-based artist, writer and critic who has worked in the experimental arts since the early 1970s. Since the 1990s, he writes something he calls the "Internet text", consisting of frequently autobiographical E-Mail writings for which he does use his software - most notably his Unix commandline environment around the shell, awk, grep, sed and other text-manipulation [...]
[ go to project page ] by William Blake (Graham Harwood)
A Perl poem which transcribes William Blake's 19th century poem "London" into program code. Written in 2001, it is one of the very few artistically advanced Perl poems written since the invention of Perl poetry in the early 1990s.
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MacMag Virus by Computer Graphics Conspiracy / Artemus Barnoz & others
A computer virus written and spread as an artistic/Neoist prank in 1988. From the Montreal headquarters of the "MacMag" computer magazine and the Neoist "Computer Graphics Conspiracy", it disseminated widely via the Compuserve online service and was even on the official retail floppies of Aldus FreeHand 1.0. [...]
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more or less by Karlheinz Essl
"more or less" is an computer-driven realtime composition in which the musicians do not reproduce parts of a fixed score. Instead of executing a pre-fabricated text from note sheets, they are viewing computer monitors which display random-generated playing instructions. During the performance of the piece the musicians can make queries to their computers asking for playing instructions whenever [...]
[ go to project page ] generators by Cornelia Sollfrank (with Ryan Johnston, Luka Frelih, Barbara Thoens, Ralf Prehn)
Algorithmic web server scripts which resample websites (based, among others, on Markov chain algorithms) to generate sites which can be aesthetically passed off as "". The scripts allow anyone to instantly create their own sites/projects in the World Wide Web. Cornelia Sollfrank used the first version of the generators to enter 288 websites under the identity of 288 of [...]
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neverending search for highest number by trashconnection
Perl-generated web page (CGI) which, in an infinite random loop, searches for the highest number. Sourcecode: #!/usr/bin/perl -w # neverending search for the highest number # created for the future print "content-type: text/html\n\n"; for ( $a=int(rand 1000000); $a>0; $b=$a*$a+$b ) { print "<font face=courier>$a\n$b\n"; }
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REplay PLAYer by Karlheinz Essl
REplay PLAYer is a computer program that de-constructs a given sound file and re-composes it by using realtime composition algorithms - a field of research that has been investigated by Karlheinz Essl since the mid 1980ies. With this project, the author is following once again his vision of a music "that is composed, as if from itself (auto-poetic), at the moment of its sounding." [...]
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walser.php by / Project Gnutenberg
walser.php is a PHP script which, when executed, outputs an ASCII text version of the novel "Tod eines Kritikers" ("Death of a Critic") by the famous contemporary German novelist Martin Walser. When it appeared in 2002, this novel was highly controversial and being criticized as an anti-semitic caricature of a German literary critic. [...]
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Julu by Alan Sondheim
Composition 1961 1-29 by LaMonte Young
.walk by
Jabberwocky and by Eric Andreychek
Jabberwocky and by William Blake (Graham Harwood)
Re ____(ad.htm and pro][tean][.lapsing.txts by mez
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forkbomb by unknown
DOGS by Sintron
pngreader by / Project Gnutenberg
MacMag Virus by Computer Graphics Conspiracy / Artemus Barnoz & others
RETROYOU R/C STORY : RETROYOU R/C [paradise] [FCK THE GRAVITY CODE] [FRAG] class by joan leandre

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