- Use this online ftp or...
- Download cyberduck.
- Download this FTP configuration file.
- To open, double click the configuration file or drag it into Cyberduck.
*This workshop is no longer in session, so the file has been removed.
- When prompted, use the login credentials provided.
- Congrats! You now have access to ASCII Town.
- Open any text editor. Examples:
- Create a file and save it as yourfirstnamelastname.txt.
- example: mindyseu.txt
- no spaces
Each participant will have a house in the A-B-Z-TXT village. Spend the next 30 minutes drawing the exterior of your house using the specifications below.
- In your text file, draw an image using the characters on your keyboard. Refer to this repository for all ASCII characters
- Draw the exterior of your house on a plot of land that is within the range of the specifications below.
- Width: minimum 20 characters, maximum 50 characters
- Height: minimum 10 lines, maximum 20 lines
- Include a sign with your name so your friends know which house belongs to you.
- Drag your text file onto the ASCII Town file server.
- You can see check out ascii.designforthe.net to see your drawing and those of the other participants.
* When you click on your house, it will lead to a 404. Don’t worry about this for the next 30 minutes. I’ll address it afterwards.
Styles to consider:
- line art
- shading using symbols with various intensities
- pixel characters using ░ , █ , ▄ and ▀
Now that you’ve drawn your house, let’s decorate the inside.
- In your text file, write “Outside:” (make sure you include the colon) above the house you drew, followed by a hard line break.
- Below your house, write “Inside:” followed by a hard line break.
- Draw the interior of your house. Starting point:
- framed concrete poetry
There are many elements over which you do not have any control. Use these constraints to your advantage!
- Monospaced font
- One size (16 pt)
- One weight (no bold, italicized, etc)
- One color (black)
- No links
- No mark-up
- No motion
- There is no width or height restriction for the inside of your house. Use the negative space creatively.
- Consider creating movement through scale, placement, and scrolling.