ABOUT THE BOOK & ASCII
ASCII - Graphic Glitch Art - Technology + Art + Design by Rozita Fogelman is a collection of black-and-white graphics generated through use of ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
The entire book was generated in real-time, online using simple text platforms using Special Characters and simple keyboard symbols, which in a diverse juxtaposition by copy and past repetitive action created graphic patterns.
I discovered the ASCII GLITCH technique back in 2010 and was inspired to produce the graphics utilizing the online media like Facebook, twitter, Google+ - by action of repetition to create ASCII Graphic Glitch Art book.
While working on an M.A. degree in Multimedia at California State University, I felt the need that allowed visual communication using graphics. Moreover, as an eco-artist and eco-activist, I felt a great need to have a way of producing graphics that allowed me to save paper, ink, paint, monthly studio rent, and storage space for the artwork I created.
However, I have the daily need to create graphics, without consuming expensive art supplies by adding to overall environmental pollution.
When I first came across GLITCH in 2010, I finally felt that I had found a simple way in online environment that allowed me to create and share my graphic designs instantly. Using the simple ASCII characters became a perfect tool for me to create patterns, which have an architectural nature with just very limited forms but challenging to produce sophisticated designs.
Although challenging sometimes to reinvent and come out with new designs with the repetition, It also became a great fun, using the social media walls as an amusing playground.
I truly fell in love with my daily activity, and spent hours pushing myself to reinvent new designs and possibilities while exploring the simple tool of ASCII. Furthermore, I also found a whole new community of Net artists, making new friends from around the globe who share my interest and connecting with new colleagues in more engaging and collaborative manner.
Since then, my book was transformed info an ASCII fashion and mini techno short film and traveled for exhibitions worldwide. The Book volume#1 of ASCII Graphic Glitch Art, presents and documents more then 350 pages of graphics created using simple text, ASCII characters and keyboard only using facebook walls as a canvas.
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ASCII in Real-Time