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gif  geocities  nostalgia  culture  archives  internetarchive  gifs 
october 2016 by robertogreco
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newhive  multimedia  webrococo  remixing  web  webpublishing  online  internet  remixculture  gifs  gif  animatedgifs  zachverdin  abramclark  carabucciferro  melissabroder  upload.gif  webdev  ebooks  zines  mixtapes  art  community  onlinetoolkit  classideas  multiliteracies  webdesign 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » GIF IT UP Winners Announced
"There’s no better way to wrap up a busy year than with a showcase of awesome GIFs made from open materials. Over the past couple of months we’ve had tons of fun running the GIF IT UP competition with our good friends at DigitalNZ. Thank you to everyone who entered!

All the entries have now been judged by our judges, Adam Green, Editor of the Public Domain Review, and Brian Wolly, Digital Editor of the Smithsonian Magazine."
gifs  dpla  gif 
december 2014 by robertogreco
A Gorgeous New Graphic Novel Made From GIFs | WIRED
"As the GIF continues to evolve into a format favored by artists, rather than just Tumblr users, it’s hard not to wonder: Where is all this going? The recent creative explosion in GIF-making—like this and this—means there’s an endless online bank of animated loops to delight in. But even the most inventive of these are bite-sized visual snacks, not developed narratives.

From the look of this new GIF graphic novel (it’s straightforwardly titled GIF-Novel), the GIF could have a killer future in graphic novel storytelling. French artist Mattis Dovier and British band Wild Beasts teamed up to create it for The Jameson Works, a new online dossier of creative projects sponsored by the whiskey brand.

In GIF-Novel, a tall and slender Martian-like character finds himself (somewhat mysteriously) in an unfamiliar land of volcanic rock and smoke. He (she?) has crash-landed, and stumbles into psychedelic experiences while trying to find his way. The theme—a robotic human confronting a foreign land—developed after Wild Beasts sent two unreleased tracks to Dovier, and asked him to pick one and build a visual story around it. “It was hard to choose, and in discussion with the band, I realized that they were complementary in their themes. Blood Knowledge is alluding to the human and the past, and Soft Future is referring to the future, the machine, the digital,” Dovier says. They ended up using both tracks.

A teaser video from Jameson offers a quick behind-the-scenes look into how Dovier created the GIFs. With a calligraphy pen and paper, he first sketches out the characters, objects, and setting. GIF-Novel is created in the style of Japanese manga (or animé), but is much more pixelated. Dovier introduced the pixelated look both to nod at retro pixel art, and to create a grid that would let him animate more efficiently. Once the visual elements are decided on, he transfers drawings to his graphic tablet.

This isn’t the first time an animator has used GIFs to create a graphic novel. In 2012 Ryan Woodward created Bottom of the Ninth, calling it the first animated novel. In the futuristic baseball-themed story, frames animate in tiny loops while the bulk of the story gets told in speech bubbles—a traditional comic book tool that Dovier leaves out of GIF-Novel. Instead, his relies on the Wild Beasts’ music and longer and more intricate loops of animation to advance the narrative. It’s exciting new terrain for animators: Even within the design constraints of the GIF, there’s ample room for manipulating the length of the loop, how it repeats, and how text plays (or doesn’t) a role. “This format can be an interesting alternative to video and fixed image,” Dovier says. “It doesn’t replace them, of course, but it can draw some characteristics from them, and by linking them, it may lead to something else.”

Check out GIF-Novel in its entirety at The Jameson Works."
gif  gifs  graphicnovels  comics  2014  gif-novel  mattisdovier  wildbeasts  thejamesonworks 
december 2014 by robertogreco
A Comprehensive Glossary Of Gifs
"What sets the internet apart from other modes of communication—video, audio, text, imagery—is the way it translates a combination of forms into meaning through the use of animated gifs. Here, we present a glossary of their definitions.

Gifs—"graphics interchange formats"—are unique to the internet, in that they utilize a short loop of soundless video-like motion to convey thoughts, feelings, memes, or retorts. While a picture says a thousand words, a gif gets the point across much more succinctly.

Note: You can use all of these gifs yourself! Just right-click and copy the image code, or drag the image itself to the space where you want to insert the code."
gifs  gif  glossaries  images  reactiongifs  humor  emotions  reactions  internet  online  web 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Reaction Gif
"For gif stories or for a reference of gifs to use when words just don't express how you really feel."
gifs  reactiongifs  gif  emotions  glossaries  gestures  communitcation  internet  online  web 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Kenyatta Cheese - How Visual Media Affect Culture and Identity Globally - Video Archive - The Conference by Media Evolution
"Prepare to fall in love with .gif!

The shift to imagery and animation as a primary mode of communication on the web is a fun, creative shift from the primacy of text online. It is also having numerous effects on identity, civic engagement and creative expression. In this session we want to look at the broader implications of this shift, and what it can mean for brands, governments, organizations and anyone else working in this space.

Kenyatta Cheese is a professional internet enthusiast. He studies the ways that ideas spread through culture. Kenyatta is also the co-founder of Everybody at Once which develops audiences for television, media, and sports. In a past life Kenyatta co-created the internet meme database Know Your Meme."
kenyattacheese  2013  gifs  gif  tumblr  internet  web  reactiongifs  communication  elasticself  online 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap
"LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below).

LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance."
applications  free  mac  osx  windows  gif  software  animatedgif 
february 2014 by robertogreco
You can pronounce “GIF” any way you like | Sentence first
"Despite the wishes and fiats of self-appointed regulators, linguistic variation is perfectly fine. Language is big and stretchy; it contains multitudes and embraces variety, even if some of its users don’t."

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language  multiplicity  2013  gif  regulation  standardization  variation 
may 2013 by robertogreco

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