Geek Entertainment TV travelled to the 20 GOTO 10 gallery in San Francisco to look at the latest show, “ANSI,” which highlights some of the great art that was created for the BBS scene of the ’80s and ’90s. (And probably some up into the ’00s.) While some of the art is shown off in light boxes, they also built custom 25 line scrollers to display the art just as it had been seen by modem users back in the heady days of Zmodem.
It also made me aware of SixteenColors.net, a site that is attempting to curate every last bit of ANSI art from the era. There’s some wonderful work there. It makes me want to display it on my own walls. Maybe I’ll pull that LCD picture frame out that I rarely turn on and put it to good use.