Curate a set of 5 animated GIFs from the web and post them to your tumblr. Capture a range of styles and rhetorics. Aim to collect a varied set: each GIF should uniquely demonstrate a different aesthetic or technical feature of the image format. Bonus points for thematically unifying the set (they could all be Bowie, or cat, or abstract, or eye-roll, or architecture GIFS.) Find GIFs that reflect different stages in the history of the format — both contemporary and historic ones. At least one should have a text component.
Look in tumblr, giphy, google, imgur, reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/), gifcities, etc. (Don’t just use giphy!) Also check the recommended reading links below for fascinating, historic GIFs.
Present your set to class with a brief (5 minute) explanation of why you chose your 5 — what aspect of each one is noteworthy. Indicate what is interesting and particular about GIF as an image format — what it can do that other image formats can’t — with reference to the particular GIFs you chose.