What's going on in this GIF? I keep on looking at it and people assure me something awesome's happening, but I am still confused? [more inside]
I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what this animated gif is lifted from?
Who can tell me more about this animated gif of people dancing? [more inside]