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First GIF Shared in Space

From the Hyperallergic Blog
Shoot for the Stars: First GIF Shared in SpaceTo launch a project that will crowdsource digital media projected into space, it makes sense to start with a GIF, the most beloved manifestation of our current internet noise. Today the first GIF to ever be sent into space started a journey to a distant solar system  — which it will reach in 2031.

The GIF was sent as part of the launch of Lone Signal, a new project that allows anyone with an internet connection to harness the power of the Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel, California, and broadcast a message into Deep Space. As the mission states: ”At Lone Signal, we believe that crowdsourcing messaging to extraterrestrial intelligence (METI) is the ideal approach to establishing a stable, cohesive, and well-resourced intersteller beacon on Earth.”

Kim Asendorf, “Humans Watching Digital Art” (2011)

The Gif is by Kim Asendorf. Check out his pixel sorting images.


The Xerox Book, Infinite Loop

From a  blog by Greg Allen that I just discovered: Since 2001 here at greg.org, I’ve been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.


The Xexox Book restaged as animated GIFS
Here he restaged one of Seth Siegelaub’s most influential shows, the 1968 The Xerox Book, as a series of animated GIFs

Primary Information [another great resource] has made an incredible collection of publications from Seth Siegelaub’s archive available online That’s where The Xerox Book images came from. [pdf]

Celebrating the Animated Gif

Common on Early Internet, GIF Files Make Comeback – NYTimes.com

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:

Tech Note: Photoshop now calls these frame animations.