ASCII uses a Raspberry Pi and camera to render live video only using the characters “.',^*+=c"otzxe$#BW”.

Each keystroke is uniquely rendered in the style of a mechanical typewriter. An ‘ink-strike’ determines the intensity of the key-press. Any misalignment is calculated along with smudges and ink-bleeding. Occasionally, it makes a transpositional typo. The underlying font is a digitised version of IBM’s Selectric typewriter (‘Courier New’).


  • 2017/04/14 - 2017/06/17, Shoot from the Hip. KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns(AU)

A selfie generated with ASCII.
The raspberry pi powered sensing uints.
ASCII Installed at the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns.


  • Sensor dimensions 165 x 450 x 70mm, projection dimensions decided at installation.

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Music: flembaz


  • 2019/04/08 - Switched to standard project template


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