August 6th, 2012

“Asobi” is Yasutoki Kariya’s version of a Newton’s cradle, which you probably know as a desktop toy. Yasutoki made a version with light bulbs which illustrate the transfer of kinetic energy. If you look closely to the video, you will notice that the outer bulbs don’t touch the other ones. But it’s still a very nice installation.

found at collosal

Further Abstracts

August 2nd, 2012

Further Abstracts” is a beautiful series of animated gifs by Alma Alloro. Love them!

found at I like this art

GIF Psychedelica

January 4th, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some animated GIF’s, but these ones by Yoshi Sodeoka are … psychedelic. I was actually surprised that I didn’t post anything else from his portfolio before. It’s packed with visual stimuli.
Here’re my 3 favorites from his GIF Psychedelica series.

found at It’s Nice That

Binary’s Forth Fugue

October 25th, 2011

Binary’s Forth Fugue is series of animated gifs made by JK Keller. He used a set of arrow icons designed by Yusuke Kamiyamane, to create animations similar to L-system growth models. The directional path of the arrow attempts to find a forward progression in mounting uncertainty & indecisiveness, eventually bowing to the emergent cacophony of the powers of 2. Mesmerizing work!

found at triangulation blog


October 10th, 2011

Waiting.gif, found in the amazing archives of Dream Beam.

Domestic Erosion

August 22nd, 2011

Domestic Erosion is a video triptych made by Tim Taylor. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the videos online, but the gif at the bottom will give you an idea what they’re about.
UPDATE 15/09/2011: Here’s a video of part 1, thank you @skiller.

found at pietmondriaan


August 2nd, 2011

</frameset> is an exhibition, a monument and an archive dedicated to the HTML tag <frameset>, setup by some students from the Interface Design department at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

The HTML tag was introduced in 1996 with version 2.0 of Netscape browser. This tag made it possible to divide a browser window into parts and show several HTML documents at once.

A lot has been written about this most controversial tag in the history of markup languages. Already in the year it was created, usability experts announced that it breaks fundamental rules of hypertext and navigation. It was hated in the end of the 1990’s and neglected in the new millennium.
In March 2011 W3C finally removed frames from the HTML5 standard.

</frameset> is a collection of 5205 framesets from Geocities, 100 “No Frames!” buttons and some experiments by the students like the ones below. Check them out!

Caramelldansen by Esra Bayrak

Tangible Closet by Esra Bayrak

Cabinet of Dreams by Saskia Aldinger

Flexible Dancefloor Disco by Saskia Aldinger

Psycho by Salvador Cobo-Jimena

360° by Jan Wenger


August 2nd, 2011

GIF MARKET is a new project by Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach. The animated GIF is probably the most popular file format at the moment and it’s only a matter of time till some animated GIFs will end up in art collections.

The GIF MARKET is located on the way to future. It’s not on the destination, much more shortly after the start, but it’s one of the pioneer projects for giving files a value.

The project contains a series of 1024 animated GIFs, each named by a #number. The GIFs show a black line which marks the centre for the 1px large particles rotating around it. #1 is the most unique, it has only 1 pixel flying around, and therefore the most expensive. Down to the end there are so many particles that you can’t see the difference between #950 and #1000.

The price gets calculated by this formula:


Each sale increases the price, at the end the #1 will cost 16,384.00€.

BTW, I bought #23 last Saturday at a very low price. It was an excellent investment!


July 27th, 2011

Selected is a series of animated gifs where Mike Guppy replaced the main character with an marching ants outline. His version of the Mona Lisa is a response to Replaced Mona Lisa by Mike Ruiz.

found at It’s Nice That

Island Study

July 19th, 2011

I just love Nicolas Sassoon his animated gif style. The rotating 3D objects with their pattern shading … truly nice. His created “Island Study” for a benefit compilation for Japan.