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Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

March 9, 2012 at 3:05 by Martina Comments

Very geeky. Or even very nerdy if you want. But I bet that you will find it interesting to watch. The story of animated GIFs, a 7 minutes documentary that takes us back in time. A bit of healthy nostalgia for an image file format that nowadays has somehow become a form of art. And this is what the documentary is really about, a collection of conversations to explain what GIFs are today more than what they were in the beginning.

Kudos to PBS Off Book for putting this together, nice job. It ain’t perfect, but it’s definitely nice.

And if you enjoy the genre, check out some of our old posts about GIFs:
- This is not an animated GIF
- Vintage Web

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