Thank you! :)
- The most popular ASCIImation is the famous Star Wars fan art: http://www.asciimation.co.nz/
- I created some of my own when I was a child, which I later polished and published: http://asciimation.de
- Finally, there is the BB demo: http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/bb/
- BB on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WubDqdV2r9k
- BB essentially demonstrates the capabilities of the general-purpose realtime ASCII art engine "AAlib": http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/
There's some good history here: http://www.chris.com/ascii/joan/www.geocities.com/SoHo/7373/...
Note that I'm not the owner of the subreddit I'm just a user.
I've also already got a little backlog of great art by users from recent weeks that I still need to add to the gallery...
Unfortunately, they only run on Windows, not Linux. They are missing out on a large audience that likes text-based things.
For example, I added a diagram to the Phoenix Channels guide, showing how the implementation works: https://github.com/phoenixframework/phoenix/blob/master/guid...
I use Monodraw (https://monodraw.helftone.com/), which lets you work with boxes, arrows, etc as objects in layers, and export to ASCII or Unicode. ASCIIFlow (http://asciiflow.com/) is a simpler alternative.
Especially important for side-by-side code diffs.
Since then I've enjoyed the ASCII art I've encountered, from "hype trains" to "thumbs up". I find it fun to see.
These days things are actually pretty good. Most things will manage to display plain text properly if there is enough context to allow the distinction to be made.
fire up the redis server--you'll see some ascii art there