I produced a few ascii based images using a converter I wrote. Although the idea is cliche now, I was thrilled at the idea that pixels could be replaced with meaningful symbols. Other students used the software for their work, which also thrilled me. It was the feeling of automated collaboration. The first image is a screenshot from a test animation for grad student, John Zast - who later used the software to produce a film include in his thesis, entitled "This will Kill That."