I spent the last days working on THIS Public Google Map based on @giphy artists list. Of course the map is not representing the whole GIF movement and lots of artist names are missing, but it’s a first step.
Right now the list includes 78 artists from 19 different countries, and I wasn’t able to find infos about Absourdnoise, Challenger, Dee Dee, Hoppip, Maudit, Eno Swinnen, Ph7labs, Riffs n Gifs, Salih, Shakin Food Gifs, Tech Noir, Vince McKelvie, Wakest.
Some numbers: according to Giphy Artists List, more than 50% of the GIF artists come from US (41), and 18 from NY. 10 artists come from UK (6 from London). There’s an interesting group of artists come from East Europe, 8 in total (Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia). South America is represented by Argentina and Guatemala.
Italy has just one, and it’s our OKKULT Motion Pictures. Surprisingly, no artists from Africa, China, Japan, France etc.
Want to help me to add infos/improve this map? Have you found mistakes? Write me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance.
OKKULT Motion Pictures
Check out the rest of the lenticulars over on GIFRIENDS
Maria at LENTICULAR WEEKEND
“Meat space” (coined by William Gibson in Neuromancer) is a term for the physical world where our bodies (meat) move around and do meat-like things (for example, eat, jog or go clubbin’). The interesting thing about the term is it’s a play on “cyber space” — meat space is an internet-first way of viewing the world. And that internet-first way of seeing the world is what’s driving these changes at Disney, casinos, insurance companies, etc. We’ve been “cookie-ing” people online and tracking their browsing habits for years, and in that contained environment, businesses have seen the value of acting on personal transactional data. But now businesses are taking this approach and applying it to meat space. Why? Because cyber space is small, it starts and stops at internet-connected devices. Think of the transactions and interactions that are carried out each day in meat space. Think of the money spent in meat space (on your caramel macchiato, for instance). While not everyone is online all day long, we’re all implicitly offline. Wouldn’t it be great it we could gather meat space data and use that to tailor the offline experience much like companies now tailor your online experience? “Personalizing your meat space experience” is a gross way of saying “pretty much control your life.” Which is frightening. But that’s exactly what companies want to do.
Alec Soth on photographing “the cloud” in Silicon Valley.
Good morning everyone - we made a bunch of new GIFs over at GIFRIENDS.
Elizabeth at LENTICULAR WEEKEND