Whatever a celebrity cat can do, AFC can do better.
I guess animated GIFs generated from videos have become such a phenomenon that there’s now a need for a service that connects GIFs back to their source videos. GIFYT allows you to make a “new kind of GIF.” This one has sound and is…a looping YouTube video.
I’m sure someone will make art out of this—because that’s what gets done with any online software—but this really seems like it’s targeting morons.
This week, we’re seeing a bunch of digital events outside of the usual haunts. Post-Internet darling Harm van der Dorpel will bring new work to Bed-Stuy’s American Medium, Aram Bartholl will show us all how to make athletic-looking smartphone headbands, and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto will be celebrated with vodka, potatoes, and art at an apartment gallery in Queens.
GIF lovers rejoice. Public voting is now open for The .GIFYS, an annual award dedicated to celebrating excellence in the field of GIF-making. 14 GIF experts have narrowed down the field into 11 categories: Animals, Art + Design, Can’t Look Away, Cats, TV + Film, Music, Nature + Science, News + Politics, Sports, Throwback, and Weird. Now that they’ve whittled down an entire year’s production, it’s your turn to vote on the best of the best GIFs of 2015. Ready. Set. Wait a minute….
The above GIF is one of the less-creepy options I could find from Zac’s Haunted House, a novel told in animated GIFs. Those who are squeamish beware: the first GIF, in the first chapter involves a lot of blood.
The book has five chapters, all of which require “reading time”. Set some time aside for this. There’s some real artistry in this book — as the slow rotation and jarring loop of the above GIF above demonstrate. The arm really looks possessed, mutated and broken. It only gets better from here.