There's something comical and quaint about vintage black-and-white photos from 100 years ago. Until, that is, they come to life and start acting like a dream (or a horrendous nightmare.) Artist Kevin J. Weir turns old visions of the world into strange, surreal animations.
The 4th of July may be over, but our obsession with blowing things up need not be. Here are 7 animated gifs to keep the party going.
Google's Auto-Awesome feature that's baked into Google+ already does cool things, like make your pictures more balanced, auto-stitch panoramas, and even create animated GIFs. Today, it's adding two new Holiday-ish Auto-Awesomes. It's either the best new feature, or the cheesiest, worst new feature. You decide.
OK, if you are one of those weirdos who thinks GIFs are irritating and pointless, this website that lets people insert their own faces into a variety of animated scenarios will not please you. Not one bit.
With movies you've already seen, sitting through the whole thing again is a little bit much. Since you already know what's going to happen, you only need to see a few key sequences to get the same amount of enjoyment. A quick top off as opposed to a full refill, you know? Reddit understood that and developed a whole…
If you ever, for a second, wondered questions like what's the purpose of life or why the Internet exists or what are you going to eat for lunch today, the answer is simply this magical software tool created by GitHub user LindseyB. It automatically turns any Star Wars quote into an animated GIF, complete with caption…
Earlier this week, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the dynamic duo's discovery. These three cool GIFs from TED-ed will help.
The animated GIF is a medium born of the digital age. But this artist's mechanized flipbook project is a combination of frame-by-frame animation and kinetic sculpture—an infinite loop for a simpler time.
Only a handful of individuals have succeeded in making the GIF into something artful. We can definitely add artist and designer Guillaume Kurkdjian to that list, because his collection of lovely, child-like animations are dioramas of whimsical delight.
The (figurative) craft beer explosion has provided no end of delights, be it cornucopian variety or xxxtreme hops or increasingly creative labels. But its greatest gift of all might turn out to be this ingenious Tumblr that GIFs all of the things.
Webdesigner Depot has put together a mesmerizing collection of innovative GIF art from three vastly different designers.
You might as well just call it a day now, because look at this baby puppy spinning in a puppy-sized bowl. It's the very first GIF created by renowned dog photographer William Wegman, best known for his pictures of Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.
If you thought stunning images of nebulous gas clouds in space couldn't get any prettier, think again. Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio has combined art and science to make these stunning 3D-esque animated GIFs of nebulae.
These illustrated GIFs by artist Stephen Vuillemin are incredible. They're rife with illegal or borderline-illegal activity, and many are in French. Even if you're a total prude and you don't understand a lick of French, you won't be able to look away.
Twitter just got more GIF-friendly, by introducing Vine, a new video-sharing service for clips that are six seconds or less.
This could be the most deliciously geeky animated GIF ever created. Just in case you didn't believe that Pythagoras' Theorem worked, you now have no reason to doubt it whatsoever. [Chart Porn]
"GIF" is officially the word of the year, so it's only appropriate to use it as a lens through which to view the most important events of 2012. From the Costa Concordia to the Presidential election to Hurricane Sandy, this is your year in GIFs.
Problem: you love animated GIFs, but wish you had omnipotent Time Lord-like control over their movements. Solution: GIFCTRL.
Big eyes, no fingers, and a Hulk - that's what you get when you combine the sugar-and-spice-fueled Powerpuff Girls with Earth's Mightiest Heroes. You also get some strange, silly, and sometimes animated antics.
If you've ever had one of those days when you're blindly poking around the internet, wondering what value the world wide web really has to offer, this is your answer. Visionary Andrew Salomone has created a tutorial on making animated gifs and pizza at the same time.