The Beauty of Lacks and Limitation

October 29th, 2010

At the end of April of this year, Manuel Bürger held a one week workshop “The Beauty of Lacks and Limitation” at the New Media department of the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. The course was about: Design Awareness / Composing in Boundaries / Template Distending /  Breaking inflexible Patterns in Design / Carrying Ideas into Effect. He asked the students to learn to know their software and then to try to bring the software to its knees. The second step was to carry their ideas into effect.
You should definitely check out the website of the workshop. There’re a lot of great examples, research and inspiration, but also the results made by the students. These are my 2 favorites.

Julian Beekmann used the calc-function of Apple Pages to draw mountains with beautiful stone fillings.

Ulricke Schock made these animated GIF’s with TextEdit.

Ascii Moiré

October 26th, 2010

Ascii Moiré by Hector Llanquín is actually just some black characters with an animated gif behind it.

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Extremity

October 25th, 2010

Extremity by Emilio Gomariz.

Sol

October 25th, 2010

Sol by Francoise Gamma.

dump.fm

October 22nd, 2010

dump.fm is an online platform where the users can post pictures for realtime communication and collaboration. Just think of a chat room with almost only animated GIFs. It is definitely not the right place for everyone, but if you’re up for it … register and join the fun.
dump.fm is holding an IRL event in New York starting tonight, running till October 31th. If you’re in Brooklyn you can go and see the exhibition and you might even see some live dump.fm action at 319 Scholes.

One of the images posted on dump.fm was this one by Ryder Ripps, one of the founders. It was the result of a few iterations.

Jasper Elings added that animated gif to one of his “It was a great opening” images. The result is pure bliss.

An other example of the dump.fm remix culture is this other one made by Ryder. You might recognize the source image, an animated gif made by davidope for today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday last summer.

Digital Natives

October 18th, 2010

Digital Natives by Duncan Alexander.

Last

October 18th, 2010

I don’t know how davidope makes his animated gif’s but this one is top notch.

AMERICA’S_MOST_HAUNTED_THREE

October 18th, 2010

AMERICA’S_MOST_HAUNTED_THREE by Brandon Jan Blommaert.

The Moon

October 14th, 2010

Aaron Meyers mapped NASA’s topographical LIDAR data from the moon to frames of a Paul Robertson animated gif. Imagine if this would be an animated gif …

The original animated gif:

Cafe Disco

October 12th, 2010

I can’t stop watching this animated gif.

found at Doogiehowsr.


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