The #ETMOOC animated GIF conversation hosted by Jim Groom last night ended with a brief discussion of the potential the GIF to be cooped by the advertising industry. Seeking to capture the eyeballs of the ever shorter and shorter attention spans of the browsers of the internet the GIF seems perfect. *UPDATE – This is […]
Brings a knife to a gun fight. I’ve been really enjoying the week long creative challenge that my commtech juniors and seniors have been undertaking as part of our portfolio class. They’ve shown me new sides of their work including a lot of drawing, mashups, and a particular meme in which someone has me throw […]
A Couple of Essays on GIFs Mashable History of GIFs The Doctrine of the Similar (GIF GIF GIF) Early 8Bit GIFs Signage – Early Vernacular of Navigation Pointers and Construction pages Welcome to My Site Hobbies and Personal Interests (animated clip art) Tools, Music, Pets, Cars, Flag-Waving Early Cultural Remixes Hammer Time! Chicken Explodes Bill […]
With the help of Tim Owens and Hippiehosting.org, York College is for the first time starting a semester of ds106 with every single student up with their own domain in the FIRST WEEK! It’s hard to describe how great this has been as in typical semesters I have at least ten or so students out […]
Tector Gorch is one of Syke’s gang members from The Wild Bunch. He took his turn on the gun in the final shootout with the Mapache and Federales with particular relish. He and his brother Lyle both are shot repeatedly as they took turns on the Gatlin Gun. This little fourteen frame GIF was made using the animation […]
If you’re a fan of post punk new wave music I highly recommend watching the 1982 film, Urgh! A Music War. Apparently this film which features the The Go-Go’s, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Dead Kennedys, The Police, of course Devo and many many more awesome acts was regularly broadcast on the USA network during the early days of cable. And […]
I love that Jim Groom pulled out the 8-bit game GIF assignment with the animate 2600. His 8-bit noir is sheer genius finding the connection between these minimalist games and the filmmaking that likely inspired them. The inspiration for this moment in C64’s Winter Games is a bit less subtle.
I’ve always connected with Fozzie the Bear. When he tries to be funny, he fails miserably. And when he’s just himself he’s hilarious. Fozzie basically performs best when he’s not performing. Like Fozzie I’m guilty of trying too hard, unsure of what others find funny or interesting. I love Fozzie’s courage (ignorance?), he’s bombing […]
Some MOOCs are wicked scary, but even more horrifying when turned into an animated movie poster. This is a Riff a GIF of David Kernohan’s Day of the MOOC poster for the Horror of the MOOCs assignment. Remixing other people’s work in ds106 is one of the best things to do to show your love.
After having created a few GIF assignments to help seed the DS106 GIFfest which officially started today, I needed to get a submission done! Andrew Forgrave’s GIF the DS106 came to mind with my third semester of teaching DS106 ending tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how many York College students have been working through the ds106 assignment bin creating so […]