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Internet Archaeology. BORN IN 1987: The Animated Gif. Part of our extended programme includes a new digital display named The Wall, an exhibition space for screen media.

BORN IN 1987: The Animated Gif

The Wall consists of a 2.7 x 3m Sharp video wall, situated on the ground floor and visible to everyone visiting the building and those passing by on the street. The Wall forms part of a research programme which aims to explore issues concerning the digital image, its dissemination and display on-screen. The Wall's programme will include experimental commissions, collaborations and participation. For the opening show, The Wall will address a unique form of image which is best experienced via a screen: the animated gif. The GIF is an image file format created in 1987 by CompuServe as a portable, low bandwidth image file easily rendered by a web browser.

Image credit: Alexa Wright Although there is a long history of creative experimentation with the GIF, there has been a renewed interest in its form due to activity on sites such as Tumblr,, 4chan and ffffound. Born in 1987. As part of the exhibition: Born in 1987: The Animated GIF we are inviting the public to respond to their show by creating and submitting their own GIFs.

Born in 1987

We will be featuring the public submissions on this website, plus an edited selection will be shown on The Wall (a 2.7 x 3m screen) in the main foyer of The Photographers’ Gallery in the final weeks. Because all GIFs featured on The Wall will be visible to both visitors to the building plus all passersby on Ramillies St through glass windows, your submissions will have to meet some editorial guidelines.

For example, we won’t be able to exhibit GIFs on The Wall which are not suitable for a general audience, or GIFs which may have rapid flashing or changes in luminosity which may have a negative impact on members of the public with photosensitive epilepsy. As a guideline, no more than 3 rapid changes to the image per second should appear. To submit your work, you will need to create a Tumblr Account, and upload your GIF. Mr. div.

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Div Check out the first in a series of 'gif videos’ for the album here: Kris Menace - Mona 827 notes. IWDRM. REED + RADER: Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader. RRRRRRRROLL_gif. Cinemagraphs. Dain Fagerholm. "Gif" élu mot de l'année : 5 raisons d'applaudir- 15 novembre 2012. Rappelez-vous des mots français intégrés dans Le Petit Robert 2013 au rayon numérique : "Billet" (de blog), "nuage informatique","mémoire flash", "lol" - tout de même - ou les obscurs "permalien", "réseautique" et "rétrolien".

"Gif" élu mot de l'année : 5 raisons d'applaudir- 15 novembre 2012

Tellement sérieux... A côté, les lexicographes des dictionnaires d’Oxford University Press sont autrement plus funky ! Pour leur dictionnaire américain, ils ont élu "gif" mot de l'année. Gif est l’acronyme de Graphics Interchange Format ("format d'échange d'images") et désigne un format d'image numérique. Inventé en 1987, il permet le stockage de plusieurs images dans un fichier. Question : pourquoi faut-il se réjouir que ce mot entre dans le dictionnaire, fut-il américain ? 1. Quant au mot de l’année choisi par le Oxford dictionnary pour son édition anglaise, il s’agit de "omnishambles", ce qui traduit une situation sens dessus dessous, qui a dégénéré à cause de mauvais choix. 2. 3. Non, maintenant le gif peut être beau et fascinant. 4. 5. Motion, Illustrations, Graphics. MNMRMT. Rebecca Mock Illustration :

Iain Acton - Freelance Motion Designer. Skip Dolphin Hursh. 9 Squares. JULIAN GLANDER. Animated Gifs by Florian de Looij (FLRN) Over the Moon. GIF portrait by Maddie, Muses Milk Hello lovelies!

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I would like to share an interview I recently did with Muses Milk. Thank you Olivia and Maddie for the wonderful experience (and also for the amazing Gif portrait, by Maddie - I just love it!) While this is quite late, I would like to answer a question from Tumblr mail: Hi, i’m studying ilustration in Argentina, i love your art, it has touch my soul. Firstly a huge thank you for everyone who have sent me mail through Tumblr. In regards to the question you can have a look at my GIF process interview with Sara from Brown Paper Bag here. It's no biggie. Home — A M E L I A G I L L E R. JODEUS. GIF Artists. Artist Spotlight Gustavo Torres View more GIFs by Gustavo Torres "GIF art is simple and complex at the same time. It’s endless, short, concrete, fun, can be everything. I found it pretty effective.