Penrose Stars animated GIF

"Penrose Stars", a GIF created by davidope and inspired by the famed impossible object, the Penrose stairs. See more of dvdp's abstract GIFs here. (via Imaginary Foundation)

Horde of space GIFs

4chan's worksafe GIF board– a treasure trove of excellent content before it hits the social media tracts –has a great thread of space GIFs up now. I've selected a few of the best here.

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Tumblog of greatness: Celebrity Googly Eyes

I like it: celebritygoogly.com. Above, Wil Wheaton. Say the editors of this fine site, "To submit a picture, just post it on your tumblr and tag it 'celebritygoogly'." (via badastronomer)

Lana Del Rey Dancing (a tumblog of greatness)

Link. Pairs well with this video. (thanks, Tara McGinley!)

Stereogranimator: transform historical stereographs from NYPL archives into animated gifs and 3d images

Above, "Dixon crossing Niagara below the Great Cantilever Bridge," U.S.A., 1895-1903. And you can make your own, with Stereogranimator, a new project from NYPL Labs. Stereogranimator is " a tool for transforming historical stereographs from The New York Public Library's vast collections into shareable 3D web formats."

(thanks, Mikael Jorgensen!)

Fine art with marching-ant selection borders instead of principal subjects


Mike Guppy's "Selected" project is a series of fine-art images as animated GIFs in which the principal subject has been removed and replaced by a "marching-ants"-style selection border similar to the ones you'd see in GIMP or Photoshop.

Selected (via Waxy)