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a e s t h e t i c s, or A E S T H E T I C S (stylized forms of Aesthetics) a joke language but not.

aesthetics is a esoteric programming language in which programs look like abstract chatbots and hikikomori users.

aesthetics was invented by Wallace Dutra a.k.a. @_wallacedutra, inspired in Vaporwave subculture, and its goddess, Vektroid a.k.a. MACINTOSH PLUS, in Floral Shoppe album.

aesthetics it is inspired in visual art and music which typically include Japanese and unknown lettering and nostalgic themes from 1980s and 1990s computer operating systems and video game consoles.

リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー! [Hello World!]

Instruction What it does
リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー! Prints 'Hello,World!'
Aesthetics Prints the lyrics to 99 bottles of beer
蒸気波 Increment a hidden accumulator


Facility Test

This program serves the endeictic purpose of invoking all four available instructions:

リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー!


  • Common Lisp implementation of the Aesthetics programming language. Please note that the concrete character set deployed constitutes a dependency on the Common Lisp implementation; in corollary, Unicode support may or may not be a feature incorporated in the personal environment. The interpreter at hand has been developed and tested with Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) version 1.1.4 as part of the Lisp Cabinet 0.3.5 bundle.