Fruits of the Web is a blog that takes the often clunky and goofy world of scientific modeling out of context, reveling in the surreal effects of block men ironing, masks of points, and skeletons shoveling. Thankfully, they also tend to post source articles and videos so you can find out just why someone would make something like that. They also post other web ephemera, like strange Easter gifs and whatnot. Overall, just a nice little cornucopia of oddities. Occasionally slightly not work safe.
Those TV streaming fools at Hulu have come up with a 21st Century Social Media way to promote their mostly-traditionally-sourced video content - a tumblr site called Hulu: The Perfect Gif which has assembled over 1700 gifs (so far) of moments from over 80 series ranging from I Love Lucy to Parks and Recreation, and including Agents of SHIELD, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Cheers, Spongebob Squarepants, Gotham, Twin Peaks, Webster, Xena, Doctor Who (mostly 11th doctor so far), Buffy, X-Files, Glee, Mary Tyler Moore, Ren & Stimpy, Arrested Development, Archer, Sons of Anarchy, Absolutely Fabulous (OMG!!!), RuPaul's Drag Race, Firefly, The Voice, Alf (WTF?!?), Star Trek Original Series and Next Generation, Bob's Burgers, The Brady Bunch, Key & Peele, Spaced (hmmm...), Once Upon a Time, Community, Scrubs, the last 10 years of Saturday Night Live, and many more*, all under 3 seconds, watermarked for attribution, with external hashtags but no captions, and un-hotlinkable but with plenty of social media buttons. Network TV at its best, regrettably. [more inside]
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For real. House Judiciary Committee press release in gif form.
Christmas themed gifs by contemporary artists. Jake and Dinos Chapman, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Tony Oursler, Marc Quinn, Anri Sala (NSFW, strobe imagery)
If you don't want to bother with a program like GIFGrabber or GIFBrewery to make a YouTube video clip into a looping GIF animation, simply add "GIF" to a YouTube URL you get a tool to make a quick looping GIF! Or you can go to GIFYouTube.com to enter a YouTube URL, and view creations from other folks. [more inside]
The internet is flooded with hilarious animated gifs of jumping cats, running babies and hilarious fails. But there’s a whole different class of gifs out there – gifs that can educate and fascinate. These 20 awesome gifs will do exactly that – show you how the world works.
Crank up the Henry Mancini. At Baby Elephant GIFs, one of reddit's fastest growing new communities, over 20,000 Elephanthusiasts come together to share the joy of puerile pachyderms figuring out how to charge and how to eat, among other important life lessons. [more inside]
Many animals, cats in particular, are graceful creatures capable of leaping high and far with remarkable precision. But sometimes they miss. (SLAnimalGIFsTumblr)
[Two Guys] decided that they have spent too much time in paradise and decide to take a vacation to Japan. Through the entirety of the film, there is no major conflict, there is no primary antagonist, there is no massive plot that involves saving the world or some other thing like it. It is a simple, but comic, slice of life story, their small daily adventures while exploring a modern Japanese culture, such as shopping, going to amusement parks, saunas, and pools, with it all ultimately culminating in a celebration of the Christmas holiday and a ushering in of the new year. Saint Young Men, a buddy/room-mate comedy anime about Buddha and Jesus that is perfect for the online GIF culture. [more inside]
"The .GIFYS are the first ever awards honoring the animated GIF as a medium, social commentary and art form." The finalists were chosen by a panel of alleged GIF experts, with the final vote up to the public... THAT'S YOU. Categories range from Nature & Science to WTF (and of course, Cats). Many of the Usual Suspects are there, including Walter White, Rob Ford, Doge, and Oprah's Bees (a shoo-in for GIF of the Year, get it? shoo-in?)... Come on in and Get Animated. [more inside]
"If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a GIF is easily worth a million. The file format—which uses a series of images to produce a looping video, like a flip book—is a tremendous way to convey all sorts of moving wonders. ... It’s appropriate, then, that we use the GIF to explore some of the coolest, weirdest, most remarkable science stories of 2013. What follows is a non-exhaustive list of amazing science GIFs from 2013, in no particular order." [more inside]
Welcome to a tumblr of wonders. Special Collections, archives, and libraries have many wonderful items, but getting to them all can be a bit like trying to walk into Mordor, unless you have unlimited time and grants. But now, thanks to Tumblr, you too can explore collections around the world, and one of the best comes to us from the University of Iowa. Want a Hamlet quote on a miniature book that unfolds into a tiny Globe Theatre? Of course you do. Actual flying squirrels? Adventure with Alice! Get close to illuminations? Catch a glimpse of hipster frames circa 1504? More awesome librar* tumblrs inside. [more inside]
Animated gifs of high energy chemical reactions.
The 33 Most Important Bunny Gifs on the Internet. (Via Buzzfeed. They can stop now, they have won the Internet.)
Animals have tempers. Bad tempers. And they want what they want. And there are animated gifs to prove it.
"cachemonet is an exploration into the serendipitous collisions that occur between two randomly generated arrays. the arrays contain a mix of custom and found .gifs sourced from tumblr. the output is autonomous, generative, art made possible through curation & code." (WARNING: frequent flashing/optically intense backrounds, plus full volume sound [mutable from top-right corner button])
r/FullMovieGifs is a sub-reddit maintained by user matt01ss which is dedicated to compressing feature length movies to .gif format. The Fifth Element, Up, The Rock and many more. Via The AV Club.
Matthew DiVito is a motion graphics designer and an aspiring game developer, whose current specialty is animated GIFs that are hypnotic and beautiful. You can see a series of his animations on his Tumblr and a few individual works on Cargo Collective, which has a few of his short videos from Vimeo
Buzzfeed without the GIFs - for those that love Buzzfeed's writing but can't stand the pesky GIFs getting in the way.
Zach Dougherty's hateplow tumblr is a surreal collection of looping animations, of distorted sculptures and glitches in reality.
Young to old, gifs showing the transformation of age. One noticeable thing in all photos is the known ‘random fact’ that the ears and nose are 2 body parts that never stop growing and getting bigger – from birth to death. All on one page, where you can click the hand icon in the corner of the image and slide the bar back and forth manually. Video from dovga. [more inside]
SB Nation's GIF Oracle is here to help you find the animated sports GIF you desire.
"I have a huge collection of fighting game backgrounds as gifs. Figured you guys might appreciate it."
A Tumblr that features animated gifs and photos of the mass-produced Kenner Star Wars toys showing their deterioration and degradation over the decades.
OMGif! [Wired] "On Tuesday, Google announced via Google+ that Image Search now has an “Animated” filter. That means that if you’re only searching for animated magic, you need never be bothered with a still image again. Finally that search for Jennifer Lawrence GIFs from the Academy Awards just got a whole lot easier."
Head Like An Orange is a tumblr dedicated to posting beautiful gifs from various nature documentaries.
Illustrator Rebecca Mock has created animated gifs for NYTimes articles ranging from quiet cars on Amtrak trains to observations about Main Street storefronts. She has been interviewed about her process. Don't miss the party.
Erdal Inci has been experimenting with "cloned motion" in video for years and has now converted some of his hypnotic videos into looped gifs. (long-loading page, but worth it)
Nobody Hates Twlight As Much As Robert Pattinson Hates Twilight related Robert Pattinson Hates His Life
Cinemagraphs are elegant, seamlessly animated gifs that capture action in a subtle way that makes you feel like you're watching a video. There are cinemagraphs for everyone, including Stanley Kubrick fans, fashion aficionados, and people who like rain or kittens. Photojojo explains how to make your own. But of course, there's an app for that.
It's Friday. Don't you deserve some animated gifs of cats reacting to a variety of topical, news-gathering situations?
The amazing gif compilations of artist Uno Moralez. (previously) NSFW • satanday nite • enlight your conus • lustopsy • z-box • glitter feed • jagged holes • hell pray for us • HolySmoke • Red_Right_Hand • horriblethings • Olle gutS • GlitS • pearlspit • Que Sera • flowers on venus • echosign • blackglow • random frequency • starvation • ... • * • clrd • † •
Reddit user and actual wizard bananimator takes us on a quick spin through the city by the bay.
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Brother Brain is an artist who makes colorful, vibrant, seamlessly looping animations from classic video games. Click on an image for a larger version, and an annotation of the game that the image comes from.
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