Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

This short PBS video offers a nice overview of the history of the animated GIF: its initial appearance, wane in popularity, and its glorious post-2007 resurgence. It features a few great short interviews with various artists/practitioners, all pointing to the breadth and potential of the form (including the cinemagraph, one of the newest variants).

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Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

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