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11 MARCH 2012

Off Book: the art of Animated GIFs

"GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form into powerful new visual experiences."

(PBS Arts: Off Book, 7th Mar 2012)

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8-bitaestheticsanimated gifanimation • art on screens • Bill Cunningham • creative practice • cutting-edge arts • design for the screendesign historydigital cultureevolving formFlag of the United States of AmericaGIFGIF artists • GIF creativity • GIF-makers • glitch art • Graphics Interchange Format • hybrid form • hybrid medium • image format • isolated movement • Jamie BeckKevin Burg • Matthew Rader • media artmememotion graphicsmotion photographmovement • multi-image • new mediaOff Book • Pamela Reed • Patrick Davison • patternPBSremediationrepetitionsequence designTumblrTV seriesunder constructionvisual communicationvisual experiencevisual literacyweb • web show

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Simon Perkins
27 FEBRUARY 2012

Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

"Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral."

(Kevin Allocca)

Fi.1 "Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral", YouTube: Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on 27 Feb 2012.
Fig.2 "Nyan Cat [original]", YouTube: Uploaded by saraj00n on 5 Apr 2011.
Fig.3 "New Zealand Nyan Cat", YouTube: Uploaded by 1milliondollaz on 11 Aug 2011 [Nyan Cat + 8–Bit version of "Slice of Heaven" New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs].
Fig.4 "bike lanes by Casey Neistat", YouTube: Uploaded by caseyneistat on 7 Jun 2011.

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8-bitAotearoa New ZealandAustraliabitpop • Casey Neistat • chiptunecommunities of practicecultural codesdigital culture • double rainbow • expectation • Friday (song) • Jimmy Kimmel • Kevin Allocca • New York • Nyan Cat • participationpixelartre-edit • Rebecca Black • remixremix culturesilly web videotaste (sociology)taste formations • tastemaker • TED Talks • TEDYouth • trends • trends manager • unexpectedness • videos that go viral • viral • viral music video • Yosemitebear Mountain • YouTube

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Simon Perkins
26 MARCH 2011

Andy Warhol: The thing that I like most about doing this kind of art on the Amiga is that it looks like my work

"'Long term Amiga users will remember the unveiling of the Commodore A1000 on July 23rd 1985 at the New York Lincoln Centre. As part of the demonstration of the Amigas ability Commodore invited Andy Warhol to create a portrait of Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie using Island Graphics Graphicraft. This was accompanied by a full score synthesised by Roger Powell and Mike Boom, author of Musicraft."

(Gareth Knight)

Fig.1,2 Amiga world premiere launch of Amiga 1000, July 23rd 1985 (including Andy Warhol painting Debbie Harry on an Amiga)

Fig.3–8,9 Guy Wright and Glenn Suokko, photography by Edward Judice. 'Andy Warhol: An Artist and His Amiga'. AmigaWorld Magazine, January/February 1986: p.16–21.

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1980s198519868-bit • 8bit • Amiga • Amiga 1000 • Amiga Pro Paint • Andy WarholartBlondiecelebrityCommodore • Commodore A1000 • computercomputer animationcreative practice • Debbie Harry • desktop publishingdigital culturedrawingDTP • Edward Judice • Glenn Suokko • Guy Wright • historyhome computerinnovation • Island Graphics Graphicraft • material productionmedia art • Mike Boom • motion graphics • Musicraft • New YorkNorth American artistPCpersonal computerpop artportrait • premiere • Roger Powell • synthesizertechnology

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2009

Meneo: 8bit electropical band from Barcelona

"Los aparatos 8 bits está viviendo en los últimos años una segunda juventud tras su nacimiento en los 80's, ya que agrupaciones como Crystal Castles, Houratron y Meneo las usan de forma desenfrenada. Éstos últimos son una banda audiovisual conformada por Rigo Pex y Vj Entter, quienes se están consolidando como una de las bandas con más proyección internacional dentro de esta escena, denominada chiptune. Ambos integrantes se conocieron gracias a un anuncio que puso Rigo en un portal de anuncios: busco Vj con dotes bailarines y afición por los glitches, al cual respondió Entter: 'Hola, hago pixelart y conozco varias posturas: perrito, carretilla, etc.'"

(Meneo)

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20098-bitanimationanthropomorphismBarcelonachiptunedigital popdildodouble entendre • electropical band • low-fi animation • Meneo • metaphormotion designmotion graphicsmusicmusic video • Papi • patternpixelartretrosexual innuendosexualitySpainvibratorvisual communicationvisual design

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

8 bit Girl: Video Chiptune

"Take 8–bit gadgets (old computers, handheld games, Nintendos, etc), record those blips and bleeps, and string 'em together to make sweet, sweet music –– and you've got the genre known as bitpop. Or chiptune. Or, simply enough, 8–bit. The bitpop world owes a debt to the original bleepers –– krautrockers Kraftwerk"

(Stereogum, 12 January 2007)

['8 bit Girl' by by 'Chaosqaal' on YouTube appears to reference the music genre of the chiptune.]

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8 bit Girl • 8-bitbitpopchiptunecomposition • handheld games • jump cutKraftwerk • krautrocker • micromusicmusicmusic videoNintendopatternre-editremixrhythmsequence compositionsequence designsound designyoung girlYouTube

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Simon Perkins
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