Share this article with friends Share

PBS: The Birth of a Medium - Animated GIFs

If you were a World Wide Web user during the Web 1.0 era, a retrospective look back to the creation of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images in 1987 reveals quite a storied history. One of the most popular image files of the last three decades, GIFs have developed into the 21st century taking on an incredibly broad sweeping use and realistic quality. GIFs have progressed into a phenomenon that has nearly pushed them beyond the boundaries of technology and into a form of art. Now 25 years old, a new PBS documentary highlights the GIF history, recent popularity on Tumblr, as well as the story of two teams who are evolving the current standards of GIFs into a whole new level.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

4Q x REAL Skateboards Release Video
Herschel Supply Co. 2012 Spring/Summer Lookbook Video
Louis Vuitton 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Lookbook
Innuendo Restaurant Ceiling Installation by bluarch
Dragon Ball Z x HMN ALNS
SHOWTIME: Fresh Guacamole Video - PES
Load More