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Site of the week: Ascii Street View

The clever people at Teehan + Lax combine ascii code and Google Street View to create a unique and intriguing experience

The real-time Ascii art conversion of Google Street View panorama’s is produced with the assistant of WebGL. The site explores the potential that WebGL has to offer. To fully appreciate the Ascii Street View in all its potentially gorgeous glory the site needs to be seen in Chrome, Firefox 8+, or another browser that supports CORS WebGL textures.

The site was coded by @peter_nitsch. Inspired by Sol’s TextFX library and built with @thespite’s Google Street View Panorama library, and three.js.

Switch to ‘Green Mode’ to add a touch of sci-fi

Search for a location to see a new Ascii street view