Birth of Medium: Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs: “The Birth of a Medium” via PBS Off Book web series.

The first multiple frames encoded into a single image file spec dates back to 1987, two years before Berners-Lee released HTML and subsequently the WWW.

Not sure whether all humans really like repetition, as Chris in the piece. And Pamela mentions we get bored really quick, so it’s about doing the next thing in technology. Flickering pics can get annoying after a few seconds, yet Kevin points to the hybrid medium’s ability to capture moments forever and show people something they’ve never seen before: inspiration.

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