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Animated GIFs – The Birth of a Medium [Video]

In this video PBS series Off Book takes a look at the history and recent explosion of renewed interest in animated GIFs along with talking to two teams who are working to help the medium evolve.

Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium | Off Book | PBS [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/8/12

Comments (2)

  1. Techy1984

    I’ve always wondered why animated PNG never took off. There is much more potential for optimization, quality, etc. than the older GIF format. But I agree with the video GIF has always been an awesome, simple way for anyone to very quickly create unique and colorful web pages.

    Great video!

  2. tag

    pales in comparison to Terry Gilliam, let alone the history of the medium.

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