I bought a CD on eBay advertised to contain over 30,000 public domain animated gifs. Costing £5 after shipping, it was my largest gif purchase to date. Public Domain is a salon-style exhibition of these gifs. With each refresh, a framed selection of 300 random images is pulled from the archive.
18/01/2013 - 15/02/2013
Anthony Antonellis is a visual artist who is known primarily for his work online, but his practice is not limited to virtual space. His process copy-pastes between analog and digital states, exploring the simultaneity of real and virtual objects.
Antonellis studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA in painting, and Bauhaus-University Weimar, MFA in new artistic strategies.
About the work: "I bought a CD on eBay advertised to contain over 30,000 public domain animated gifs. Costing £5 after shipping, it was my largest gif purchase to date. Public Domain is a salon-style exhibition of these gifs. With each refresh, a framed selection of 300 random images is pulled from the archive".
lives and works on the internet.
#moneybrick is on exhibit at Parcel
On January 12 at 8pm at the Bronx Art Space will be the second of two stops for a traveling show, ‘Parcel.’ The show will be open to the public.
The work included in the show is flat, fits in cardboard tubes, or is made of small pieces. The original goal was to get the cost of shipping as low as possible, but this physical and financial limitation bred a theme. The works are composed of pieces that form a larger image. To quote Lawrence Weiner's anodized aluminum letters piece, “BITS & PIECES PUT TOGETHER TO PRESENT A SEMBLANCE OF A WHOLE” is loosely what the work in this show does.
Curated by Rollin Leonard
Where & When
Bronx Art Space 305 E 140th St #1A Bronx, NY 10454
12 January 2013
An animated GIF search engine is born
Microsoft has released a public beta of their social posting site Socl. It's similar to Pinterest except Bing powers the search. Socl is basically a search engine where users can save results and other users can comment on them. I created 200 posts on my first day in order to fully understand what Socl had to offer, or exploit. ***
Now, on to the gravy – Socl is built on TypeScript and uses Microsoft's CDN. CDNs are servers that send files to your browser very quickly where they get cached for reuse. But why does any of that matter? Because it's the only search engine that can display animated gif results – that I'm aware of. It's probably the most efficient image search for gifs. It does this by feeding the original gif into the CDN where it gets resized and spat back out. More importantly is how we can exploit this and have our own instant online gif resizer or skewer.
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