Text recontextualizer (2003)

by Eidolon

The text recontextualizer is the first of a series of data reinterpretation engines created in late 2002 for the Internet by Eidolon. It is the first in a series of online applications which "recontextualize" - by separating the form and content - user inputted-images. An image is transformed by creating a new underlying structure. The text recontextualizer renders a user-inputted image using user-defined text as the underlying source.

The Text recontextualizer functions to reinterpret from digital image files a sort of what was once a popular design and artform on many pre-GUI operating systems, and generally before the popular uprising of HTML, ANSI art (whereas ASCII did not allow for colored characters).

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The text recontextualizer is the first of a series of data reinterpretation engines created in late 2002 for the Internet by Eidolon. It is the first in a series of online applications which "recontextualize" - by separating the form and content - user inputted-images. An image is transformed by creating a new underlying structure. The text recontextualizer renders a user-inputted image using user-defined text as the underlying source.

The Text recontextualizer functions to reinterpret from digital image files a sort of what was once a popular design and artform on many pre-GUI operating systems, and generally before the popular uprising of HTML, ANSI art (whereas ASCII did not allow for colored characters).

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The text recontextualizer is the first of a series of data reinterpretation engines created in late 2002 for the Internet by Eidolon. It is the first in a series of online applications which

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