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What If The World Was Made Of ASCII?

ASCIIcam turns your webcam into a window onto an alternate dimension.

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While art using ASCII, the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, has been around in some form since the late 1970s, it's enjoyed a cheeky resurgence in recent years on social networks. While much ASCII art is painstaking, time-consuming work, now, with ASCIIcam, you can render your webcam feed in the encoding format in real time.

Meaning, you can do all of the classic webcam goofs, but in weird letters and symbols!

Check it out:

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

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