Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

Da wir hier ja jede Woche die ganze Bandbreite der animierten GIFs abfeiern, passt folgende Minidoku über die Geschichte des Bildformats – vom früher allgegenwärtigen „Under Construction“-GIF auf Geocities bis zur kreativen Wiedergeburt auf Tumblr – natürlich wie die animierte Faust auf’s digitale Auge hierher. (via Nerdcore)

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form into powerful new visual experiences.

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