Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1990s
saved things from around the web
Artist of the Week - Hitoshi Ariga
Lost parrots from my archives - NYC and Tokyo
Program in C code, shaped like a donut, renders a 3D donut shape in ASCII, originally put together in 2006 by Andy Sloane:
At its core, it’s a framebuffer and a Z-buffer into which I render pixels. Since it’s just rendering relatively low-resolution ASCII art, I massively cheat. All it does is plot pixels along the surface of the torus at fixed-angle increments, and does it densely enough that the final result looks solid. The “pixels” it plots are ASCII characters corresponding to the illumination value of the surface at each point:
.,-~:;=!*#$@from dimmest to brightest. No raytracing required.
"Modern editions of One Hundred Years of Solitude usually include a family tree at the beginning, to help you make sense of all those different Arcadios, Remedios, and Aurelianos, but Gabo didn’t write it that way, and he didn’t include anything of the sort for the same reason he intentionally gave his characters different variations on the same damnable names. You are supposed to forget. You are supposed to get confused. You are supposed to blur different characters together, mix up timelines, be surprised to find that you’re not quite sure who is who. The last thing you are ever supposed to do is keep everything straight."
"Autumn of the Patriarch, Forgetting to Live: Gabriel García Márquez’s Memory": http://t.co/KnWUj4bRCZ
Operation Paperclip: “He was Hitler’s favorite chemist, and I don’t say that lightly.” http://t.co/z4znYJtwVB