Gifs as art (or is it art as gifs?)

More examples of this new emerging art form. It’s not just about clipping from movies!

by Carl Burton, via Colossal

by Carl Burton, via Colossal

By artist Carl Burton… Although technically very impressive, I find them slightly uncomfortable, don’t you?

by Carl Burton, via Colossal

by Carl Burton, via Colossal

It turns out that I’ve posted Carl’s work before on this blog. He did the artwork for the second series of Serial, which I referred to in a post about podcast tech. Stunning graphics.

by Carl Burton

by Carl Burton

Check out more of his unusual but hypnotic work on his Tumblr page.

A break from the Friday Fives…

You may have noticed that I haven’t done a Friday Five this week. I’m going to put them on hold for a while, and while I will continue writing here (I love it!), it will be with less frequency.

Why? I need to focus even more now on my new world of bitcoin and the blockchain (about which I write over at fintechblue.com). I have so much to learn, and am so certain that I want that to be the focus of my next career. I’m also starting work on a book, more about that soon.

You know the saying “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape”? I’m going to focus on one rabbit now, but without losing touch with the general exploration that I’ve enjoyed here. ‘Nuff said.