GIF

Format, techniques, history:

– Know your meme: GIF
– The Verge: The psychedelic and grotesque proto-GIFs of the 19th century
– Animated GIFs, Cinemagraphs, and Our Return to Early Cinema
– “The Wheel of the Devil”: On Vine, gifs and the power of the loop
– A Short History of the Gif | Moving the Still
– Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium
– The History of GIFs
– Artnet: A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part One
– Artnet: A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part Two
– Artnet: A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part Three
– Artnet: A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part Four
– Let’s Be Formal

Discussions, aesthetics:

NYTime blog: On the Aesthetics of the Animated GIF
– Indiwire: Are Animated Gifs a Type of Cinema?
Inside the GIF-Industrial Complex. How the animated image file took over the Internet
How GIF Trash Became Internet Culture Glue
 The Guardian: Teenage clicks: how gifs became the rebellious adolescent of the art world
The Doctrine of the Similar (GIF GIF GIF)

Artists:

Vintage Photos Enter Spooky Afterlife as Animated GIFs
– fluxmachine – Kevin Weir
– XCOPY
Cinemagram
– Emoticon from the Italian Cinema – Matteo Erenbourg
– Reed + Rader
Mr. Gif
Erdal Inci
– Scorpion Dagger

Databases, archives, exhibitons:

giphy.com
– Born in 1987: The Animated GIF
– The Animated Gif Museum
15folds

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