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Dr. Strangelove, 1964 HTML Poster

Dr. Strangelove, 1964 HTML Poster So before you open this one, I want you to pick a music track to play. Either the original bombing run music from the Dr. Strangelove soundtrack, or if you want something a bit more thrilling – Ride Of The Valkyries which was played with devastating effect during the helicopter […]

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Harper, 1966 HTML Poster

Harper, 1966 HTML Poster My time with making GIFs, in particular animated movie posters, has been on suspension now for about three years. Sad in some ways, but I’ve been busy. The effort has been replaced primarily with learning to code with HTML/CSS/JS and more importantly learning to teach how to code. I hope I’ve […]

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Reverse Animal Rescue: Abandoning 13 Kittens

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, never mind following through with a post about GIF culture under the I Grok GIFs series. So why not toss some kittens in the yard and restart this thing. Reverse Animal Rescue is a subreddit that evolved out of r/reversegif and a sick sense of humor which imagines upgrading […]

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So there’s this competition and it involves making GIFs

via GifTournament Hype Gifs This is a start to a hopeful series of posts on how I Grok GIFs in which I make GIFs for and explain a particular GIF type, culture, or phenomena. Last week I made it through the first round of GifTournament Battle #4! I’m a contender. I can make rad GIFs! But what’s GifTournament? Why blog […]

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animation Digital Storytelling ds106 Teaching and Learning

Ruining heroes to better understand the GIF

On goes the quest to better Grok the GIF. Yesterday I discovered the subreddit Behind the GIFs. Which is basically MS Paint comics with an animated GIF ending. The posts originally explained the backstory of popular GIFs from infomercials. This post is labeled the inspiration, so possibly it is the first one (not sure). And here’s […]

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Concrete to Data Breakout!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend the opening of Concrete to Data, an exhibition currently open at the Steinberg Museum of Art. The show is a culmination of a two year effort by Ryan Seslow to bring together graffiti writers, street artists, photographers, and digital artists to reflect on past and current practices. Over […]

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animation Teaching and Learning

If You Understand Me, Just Grunt

Another GIF Fight has brought again a bunch of imaginative work created by the original Giffighters and lots of new faces mostly from the ds106 community. I still need to do a proper blog post about GIFFight, but you can read about the origin of the project on Giphy. For now I just wanted to […]

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Freedom River

They knew that the power of freedom would renew their hope and replenish their energy. They did not know that too much pride could blind them. They did not know that too much pride could make them arrogant. They barred from it people that looked unfamiliar or talked differently in the false belief that strangers […]

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(s)Tumbled Onto My Hitchcock Posters

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Tumblr feed and suddenly saw my animated Rear Window movie poster as part of a collection of animated GIF movie posters posted by The Creators Project. Well how did that happen? Apparently ten days ago an imgur user with an impossibly long username had collected a number of animated movie […]

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animation Personal Teaching and Learning

Seeing Squares

There was a moment of epiphany that I had today and I’m pretty sure it had something to do with seeing the dazzling animated squares by John Johnston above. It was actually quite lucky that I saw this piece in my Tumblr feed which is filled with visual interestingness. But the post found it’s way to […]