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05.30.14 Marina Galperina

The group exhibition بیت بر ثانیه  (Bitrates) opens today at the Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project in Shiraz, Iran. It will feature a selection from GIFbites curated by Daniel Rourke, who asked 50 artists to create and pair an animated GIF with audio snippets. The complete GIFbites has been streaming online in loop at ad infinitum at Bitrates.GIFbites.com. Accordingly, the above neon-rainbow-hued […]

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12.13.13 Andy Cush

The Neurocam, a concept technology from the company Neurowear, promises to “detect your emotions” then, if its brainwave sensors see that you’re excited automatically start recording your vision to be turned into a GIF. Watch the company’s pitch video: How very futuristic! Of course, it’s just a prototype and not available commercially. You could always […]

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12.12.13 Marina Galperina

Hey, digital artists. Want to participate in netartnet’s “yearly secret-Santa style GIF-exchange?” Sign up for GIF Wrapping by tomorrow. A few dozen artists will be taking part; each artist will be randomly assigned another artist for whom they create a GIF. Once all the participants have been confirmed you will receive the name of your GIF recipient. Then begin […]

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11.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

Don’t let looks fool you. The Giphoscope isn’t an ancient relic — it’s the work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, a beautiful analog GIF player that’s carefully handcrafted out of wood and aluminum, allowing you to show off the best and brightest of your animated creations. The custom-made GIF-player was inspired by the Mutoscope, an early motion picture […]

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10.23.13 Kyle Petreycik

A new Kickstarter campaign called Gifpop! by Rachel Binx and Sha Hwang aims to change much of what we understand GIFs to be by turning the looping images into something tangible. Eventually, the two plan to run a service that allows for users to upload short animations to a website then lenticular print them onto IRL cards. For those unfamiliar, lenticular printing […]

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10.10.13 Kyle Petreycik

The scent of baby wipes and powder is overwhelming inside the small installation space at Kianga Ellis Projects. It’s a functioning conceptual component of Nursery, an inaugural exhibition of General Howe’s latest Tumblr project The Animated Disasters of War GIFs. The artist has turned the project room into a fully functioning nursery, complete with a crib and changing station as well […]

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06.18.13 Marina Galperina

Germany-based conceptual artist Kim Asendorf  makes undulating, hypnotic, complex gifs. Then why did he send this gif into deep space? Why is this seemingly uneventful gif’s signal being beamed into deep space right now via the Lone Signal METI (Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) experiment, on its 17.6 year journey towards the potentially habitable solar system Gliese 526? Why? Because, as Asendorf tells […]

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06.03.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Rick Silva illustrates his work process — “encounters between the tools of digital communication and the unbuilt environment.” He makes new media landscapes on site and is currently exhibiting at TRANSFER gallery in Brooklyn. For the enpleinair.org site/series […]

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05.23.13 Andy Cush

GIF is pronounced GIF, not JIF, no matter what the tyrannical Steve Wilhite says. Just like George Lucas can go back in time and epically fuck with his greatest creations, so can the man behind the file format decide to name it the wrong thing after the fact. Comedian/songwriter Jonathan Mann recognizes this, and wrote […]

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02.25.13 Marina Galperina

I have some beautiful net art for you. Here’s a little bit from the latest GIF series from Emilio Gomariz: RGB landscapes. Reminds us a bit of Nicolas Sassoon, but more colorful. Anyway, DISCLAIMER: Possibly seizure-inducing new net art below. Enjoy. […]

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