Mesmerizing animations of Japanese joinery


Japanese joinery is a kind of practical discipline of puzzle-boxes, in which precise, clever wooden interlocks are used to made secure joints without glue or nails. Read the rest

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan


Qrcode is a github-hosted, Chinese Python project for GNU/Linux and Windows that takes sentences and URLs and creates "artistic" colored and animated QR codes that actually scan. Read the rest

A most amazing animated GIF


Hypertalented pixelmaster Paul Robertson created this animated GIF for Blackbox, the new logistics company for indie makers that was launched by the creators of Cards Against Humanity. (via Waxy) Read the rest

Feats of strength

An essential parenting skill (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

International Olympic Committee bans GIFs


They've "expressly prohibited" turning anything from the Olympics into "animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines." Read the rest

The Tory party


By Happy Toast, from the B3ta Brexit Challenge. Read the rest

Virus trading cards, animated and 3D-printable


Eleanor Lutz used files from the Protein Data Bank to model the molecules comprising the viruses that are the scourge of our human race. Read the rest

Just look at this magic chexmix-filled banana


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Mondrian pong

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Happytoast made this amazing thing for B3ta's video game art challenge. Someone make it into a real game, plz? Read the rest

BT 622212453353: a machined sculptural component of a gadget from a better future


Sculptor/machinist Chris Bathgate (previously) has posted the details of his latest piece, "BT 622212453353." Read the rest

Twitter now lets you search for GIFs


Twitter today announced that it's adding GIF search to the composer for tweets and direct messages.

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When you teargas a smooth hacky-sacker

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This is found net.stuff, but my cursory research suggests it might come from Manama, Bahrain. That dude is s-m-o-o-t-h. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

An adorable magic trick


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Corgi Orgy

Corgy Orgy—the work of @labelmaker and @ebaynetflix—is the perfect way to recover from Blue Monday. Best of all, you can make your own GIF orgy! Here's a Jackhammer Jill one I just made for you. Read the rest

How a psychedelic sex GIF animator went viral after getting banned on Facebook


Jean Francois Painchaud, aka PHAZED, is Canadian animator/producer who works on the PBS kids show, Wild Kratts. He also makes trippy, NSFW Gifs and posts them to his accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook. Shogofawafa recently interviewed PHAZED about his work, and how he deals with the censorious bluenoses at Facebook.

Your work became viral after it was banned on Facebook. Did Facebook inadvertently do you a favour?

In a way, yes. Soon after I started posting my art online, I found out that there are people out there who are very sensitive when it comes to the female body. Some get particularly upset when they see a nipple. No matter how much I censor my work, I still get reported. It’s ridiculous.

So, whenever they take down my art or censor me, I make a big deal out of it, hoping that we might be able to change this culture of incessant censoring over time. That’s the main thing I learned from practising Judo – to use whatever people throw at me, against them.

How did mushrooms affect your work?

Mushrooms didn’t only help my art develop; they changed my entire life. Using mushrooms helped me overcome my depression, my insecurities and my anxiety. Most of that anxiety came from negative experiences with my father and being bullied at school.

Before I found shrooms, I was making art to improve my skills. It was as if I was trying to impress myself or show off.

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The beautiful geometric GIFs of Erik Söderberg


Erik Söderberg, a multimedia artist based in Sweden, created this series of geometric GIFs: "Fractal Experience Part 2."

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Veronica Belmont on being overtaken by a meme

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A long time ago, Veronica Belmont was featured in a blooper reel for her old TV show in which she clowned around with a Cthulhu t-shirt, wiggling back and forth and saying "So lifelike." A creepy Internet person turned the moment into a GIF that has followed her around ever since, so that other creepy Internet people post it every time she opens her mouth online, and creepy Internet porn companies use it in their ads. Read the rest

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