34 AFC Friends Cite Their Favorite Link of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 31, 2011 · 4 comments A Brief History Of

Image by Yoshi Sodeoka

Michelle Levy, Senior Curator, The Elizabeth Foundation
Wanderlust //  www.wanderlustmind.com

Presented beautifully by a self-proclaimed “media archaeologist,” these “digressive adventures” are an exhaustive selection of links, images, articles and texts covering art, science, culture, sub-culture, and miscellaneous curiosities to keep restless minds engaged on a regular basis.

Michael Manning, Artist
How do you sell an animated GIF? // http://hyperallergic.com/19769/how-do-you-sell-an-animated-gif/

This unplanned interview with Lauren Cornell spurred more debate about the of production and sale of digital artworks than anything else online this year.

Sally McKay, Artist
Yoshi Sodeoka // https://plus.google.com/117963090017954160260/posts

Yoshi Sodeoka’s sophisticated animated art gifs scratch a whole pile of eye/brain itches all at once — they are so goofy, choppy and internet-eye-candy indulgent while still making visual homage to the video sources from whence they came.

Maria Michails, Artist
National Geographic Photo // http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/

I pick this link because it lets me dream: that there is a beautiful, peaceful, ecologically and socially healthy world out there.  I know it’s a fantasy but it reminds me of what could be and that I’m alive, even as I sit at my desk working away.

Lorna Mills, Artist
WTF Fan Fiction // http://wtffanfiction.tumblr.com/

For now on, I want these people writing my catalogue essays.

Carolina Miranda, Editor C-Monster, WNYC’s Gallerina
The German Forklift Safety video// http://c-monster.net/blog1/tag/german-forklift-safety-video/

[This video] combines the right amount of institutional blandness with low-budget horror movie gore. All around a winner.


Sean Capone January 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I’m surprised no one thought to include any of Hennessy Youngman’s videos in this list. They were surely among the most liked & re-posted videos of the last year.

Jónó Mí Ló January 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Wow, I’m flattered. thank you for posting about Dior Nights.

Jeff Sisson January 4, 2012 at 12:13 am

Hey Paddy, Why is this list split across six pages?

Paddy Johnson January 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

Because I looked at the amount of scrolling people were going to have to do and it became clear that it would be easier to click through the post than scroll indefinitely. 

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