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PIRATED ASCII LIVE BROADCAST OF THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2006 (2006)
(Michael Aschauer with Stefan Brunner)
"Clearly this is what the internet was invented for!" (The Inquirer)
The Football World Cup - LIVE ON TELNET!
ASCII-WM - a media prank and (pirate) live broadcast of the FIFA Football World Cup 2006 from June 9th to July 9th in plain ASCII-text-characters served via Telnet. All 64 football matches was transmitted live as high-resolution stream of 80x24 characters ASCII-Art including machine-translated subtitles in a wonderful "denglisch" and the up-to-date score information.
In addition, the ASCIIfied live-remix and manipulation - of what once had been a normal Television broadcast - was finally fed back again to Television on OKTO (Vienna Community Television) for the four final matches in July 06 with a female text-to-speech voice reading the cross-translated subtitles
"The best, most ridiculous, most redundant graphical implementation of ASCII!"
For videos and other media relicts search on youtube, flickr or google video. Some examples: