"ASCIImation is the combination of the two words ASCII and Animation and a very unique and rare type of ASCII art, although it became one of the better known types of ASCII art outside the ASCII art scene thanks to the use in mainstream media music videos etc.
While traditional ASCII art is made by made by the artist (despite the tools that exist to convert images to ASCII etc.), is ASCIImation done that way very rare and often very short. Some exceptions are some of the older ACiD and iCE ANSI animations from 1991 and 1992.
ASCIImations are usually done with the help of computers that convert video frames to text or use routines that render pre-calculated effects on the fly and decide programatically which character should be used to get the best result. Doing that right is an art of its own and not that easy to do. For that reason do I consider ASCIImation to be text ART as well. On the other hand are people who use those tools and methods not artists in my eyes. You might be able to call them designers, but that is about as far as I would go. Somebody who tries to sell people his converted imagery as hand made art pieces he creeated himself are simply fraud and I have no love for them whatsoever."
QR Codes on postage stamps are not new (cf. QR Code Valentine’s Day postage stamps from Taiwan and a QR Code postage stamp from Spain) but these (image below) from Hrvatske pošte, the national postal service of Croatia, incorporate a novel functionality.
Each of the 3.10 Kuna (0.56 U.S. dollars) stamps has a unique code printed below the QR Code. Scanning the QR Code takes the user to a mobile site where the unique code can be entered and view confirmation on the receipt of your mail as well as additional data about its route.
Users can find out when the mail was sent, how many kilometers it had travelled, when it reached its destination and more. The QR Code stamp was produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the issuance of postal stamps by Croatian Post.
Characterized by an organic and pleasing appearance, this room divider is about the phenomenon of light. Light is always moving, and due to reflection, refraction and shadow, leaves behind a fantastic impression. To make one feel the movement of light, I divided the wavy sides into many layers so that they reveive light from different angles and reflect it at different angles. As a result, the fixed mass feels like it is changing and moving according to the position from which the viewer sees it.
It doesn't matter if you're eating a 16oz ribeye in a five star restaurant or a can of beans around a campfire, if you don't want to be a complete savage you need utensils. Men don't need fine silver, they just need a quality four piece set that has everything they need (fork, spoon, knife and can/bottle opener). This aluminum set is surplus or used from actual German military applications and conveniently locks together for easy packing, travel or storage, so you can focus on more important things like the burgers and beer.
Introducing Fitness@Work- the perfect chair for keeping your blood flowing throughout the workday! For those big guns a central mainspring/handle combo is built into the core of the chair for a great arm resistance workout. Need to work on those 6 pack abs? Lean the seat-back to the floor, tuck your feet behind the stabilizers and…you get the idea.
The Elusive concept watch came by way of an intern at Dassault Systemes because we totally support the newbies. Yes it’s minimalistic but actually pretty functional too and makes a whole lot of sense. The gist of it all is time is projected onto you skin via lasers. The overall effect is futuristic and saves power since you only access “time” when you need it. Otherwise it’s a pretty nifty looking bracelet.