Some more or less recent stuff, focussed on GIFs. Or other web animations. Or something else loosely connected to that.
This link is already a few months old, but actually still up-to-date, because “AS Long As Possible (ASLAP) a 1000 year long animated GIF loop”
NYmag about the “overreaction GIF”: “The Reaction GIF So Good, You Can Only React to It With Itself”
Something technical: An interesting observation of a GIF loading bug in Firefox 43. It seems that GIFs with frames that reach out of the image borders lead to a glitchy animation. Here is an example GIF from the Reddit post and here is a related bug report.
Two comments on hulu’s “The perfect GIF” and on the discussion whether GIFs may function as supplements for words or not.
After Michelle Proksell’s Presentation at 32C3 about the Chinternet, which also features some GIFs from Chinese internet culture, I found a short text about “GIFs and Online Culture in Relation to the Institution and China” on her project website netize.net (Scroll down a little to until you see this headline, or simply read the whole text:)
It’s always nice to see new approaches for using GIFs, in this case they are used as a showcase for gestures used by teachers in an academic context: “Animated-GIF libraries for capturing pedagogical gestures: An innovative methodology for virtual tutor design and teacher professional development.”
Yes, christmas is more than a month ago, I know. But the “12 days of GIFmas“ on vice.com are not only a collection of christmas-related GIFs, they are framed by interviews with the artists who made these GIFs, provinding some insights into the artistic processes. Here are the direct links to all 12 parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12