Just as the LP has enjoyed a second spin among retro-minded music fans, animated GIFs — the choppy, crude snippets of video loops that hearken back to dial-up modems — are enjoying an unlikely vogue as the digital accessory of the moment
I for one, have not forgotten the animated gif and always teach in my classes as most of us who teach web design do. This Times article made me do a web search and came across a Tumblr of Animated Gifs that was created for Art Basel Miami: Moving The Still. Can’t say I am impressed with the images as ‘art’ but it is a very good collection. This link takes you an article on the show that presents curated selections that has some interesting ones.
more links on animated gifs:
- A Short History of the Gif | Moving the Still
- Paolo Ceric’s abstract gifs
- PBS > Off Book: Animated GIFS
Tech Note: Photoshop now calls these frame animations.