This is the longest consecutive line ANSI/ASCII ever made on planet Earth. Don't know what ANSI is? ANSI is a standard of block-like characters consisting of sixteen different colors in an array of very basic shapes and sizes that were easily transmittable down low-bandwidth channels. Got that?
Before we (humans) had the abiltity to send high-resolution images down the pipes of the internet we know today, artists had to use this limited palet to create graphics used for Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). Think of it as the graffiti art from the dawn of a digital world.
Most of these graphics were from 25 lines to 200 lines... this ANSI you are about to see is 3,266.
"This ANSI was created by 22 artists from 6 different countries. At 3,266 lines long, this is far and away the longest ANSI scroller ever created."
Read on to see the entire piece.
Thanks for scrolling. This 'Acid Trip' piece was made by Blocktronics and ACiD Productions.
"First place winner of the ANSI/ASCII compo at Demosplash 2013, held at Carnegie Mellon University, October 4-5, 2013. The ANSI received the highest honor possible, a perfect score."
Bonus Trivia: Me (kHz / Obvious Winner writer) was a member of ACiD Productions through the 1990s and drew large scale ASCII / ANSI art. I plan to add my work to this piece you see in the very near future if my long-time buddy Radman and founder of ACiD has anything to do about it. :)