Retired net.artist and ascii artist. Born in 1966 in Belgrade,
Yugoslavia. Currently lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Best known as internet art pioneer and author of numerous net.art projects.
Lecturer, writer and curator, exhibited, published and curated internationally.
Co founder of Nettime, Syndicate, 7-11 and Ljubljana Digital Media Lab.
Most notable venues include:
Walker Center, Minneapolis; Postmasters, NYC; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Stedelijk, Amsterdam; LAMoCA, LA; ICA, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Beaubourg, Paris;
Suck, HotWired, ORF, Spiegel, Britannica, Newsweek, NYTimes, El Pais...
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Instant ASCII Camera
This document is intended to contain information about the
Instant ASCII Camera, yet another vuk's ascii project. Technically
speaking the information given in the previous sentence has
a certain level of predictability, but for the sake of full
clarity it was a necessary first step. It is only through
simillar procedures that you can expect to gain the confidence
of your web site's user.
Grand Technical Description
Analogous to the automatic passport photo machines usualy found in the railway stations this aparatus requires the presence of the user, and asks that his or hers face is put put in front of the camera. After the appropriate button is pressed , the portrait of the user is printed on a regular receipt in ascii format.
The first display of the working prototype is planned for the "How Low Can You Go Show" that is taking place Amsterdam on March the 12th, within the Next 5 Minutes conference. Visitors are invited to try this free community service in the club Paradiso. The machine will be working during the entire festival.
The working prototype of the Instant ASCII Camera is going
to undergo several adjustments and upgrades in the near future,
and will be offered for display in media exhibitions and festivals
dealing with all aspects of technology related art practice
and theory. The camera's relative ease of use and portability
are to be counted as positive characteristics in evaluation
of it's possible inclusion in the mentioned events. Extreme
entertainment value of the device is enhanced by the presence
of it's author