A tumblr-blog devoted to a playful love of the animated gif, and it’s seizure-inducing, low-fi delight.
The .GIF picture format used to be a sign of outdated technology. The file format, which allows for animation by rapidly swapping in different images, has been replaced by newer flash (or even HTML5!) formats. But like most things that go-out of fashion, it’s made a resurgence — to my great delight. The .GIFing Tree is an ongoing project to capture repetitive or mesmerizing motions of people, buildings, and transport systems with looping animations.
A few favorites:
Gallery at SFMOMA
Man on BART