Web App Recreates Your Face As A Swarm Of Text Symbols

Web App Recreates Your Face As A Swarm Of Text Symbols

Turn your visage into a realtime stream of retro ASCII art.

Lara Piras
  • 7 april 2014

A newly available web app created by Eric Fredericksen is a refreshing bit of harmless and geeky fun. The program simply connects with your webcam and turns the feed into a stream of text characters such as asterisks and colons in real-time, creating an outline of the object in the camera’s feed. Users have mainly opted to transform their faces, the results of which can be downloaded and kept as a GIF series or as a greeting card.

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