When you’re looking for GIFs, it’s always a good idea to take a quick look around the good old Computers Club site. (That’s how I landed on this GIF, just so’s you know.) Wyne Veen’s got an eye for making monsters out of inanimate objects; her latest (still) photographic series has all that’s there in her “Jewelry and Holographic Gift Wrapping” series, but it’s a little…grosser. This GIF just makes me think of Cookie Monster wearing a Geordi La Forge visor.
If you watch this GIF by Dylan Fisher long enough, it feels less like a rotating surface and more like a surface you are circling. It gets less dizzying. It’s a simple GIF, and that’s why I like it: it uses a minimum amount of information to create a disorienting effect.
This is a low energy week in New York City. Like last week and the week before, there are a handful of arty movies playing around the city. See a documentary about Chinese pollution, a George Kuchar film on the ultra-ordinary, The Royal Tenenbaums, and a documentary on the life of bugs.
If none of this is your bag, we recommend getting out of town. If you haven’t had a chance to get upstate yet, end the week chilling in Storm King with classical music. It’s late August, so treat yourself to art, nature, and free drinks while you still have the chance.