Walking Towards the Storm

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Artist Unknown, (Walking Towards the Storm), Computer Graphics, Animation Gif

“By early evening all the sky to the north had darkened and the spare terrain they trod had turned a neuter gray as far as the eye could see. They grouped in the road at the top of a rise and looked back. The storm front towered above them and the wind was cool on their sweating faces. They slumped bleary-eyed in their saddles and looked at one another. Shrouded in the black thunderheads the distant lightning glowed mutely like welding seen through foundry smoke. As if repairs were under way at some flawed place n the iron dark of the world.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Fong Qi Wei

Fong Qi Wei, Gifs from His Series “Time is a Dimension”

Fong Qi Wei is an photographer and computer graphic artist based in Singapore.

“For me, Time in Motion adds more questions about what time is, compared to Time Is a Dimension. Is this how simultaneous instances of time can be perceived coherently? Are the ‘time tunnel’ GIFs showing light being slowed down? Who knew time could be so trippy?”- Fong Qi Wei

Uno Moralez

Uno Moralez, The Burning Mill and Miller

Uno Moralez is a Moscow-based pixel painter with a sinister and unique take on old computer game aesthetics. He is a Russian enigma whose LiveJournal is written in Cyrllic, whose work is both drawn and published in digital pixels, whose output comes in the form of bizarre and ferociously NSFW image/gif galleries as often as comics or illustrations, and whose name is not even Uno Moralez.

Spark

Artist Unknown, “Spark – 180126”, Computer Graphics, Endless Loop Gif

“Finally, the last point that can kill your spark is Isolation. As you grow older you will realize you are unique. When you are little, all kids want Ice cream and Spiderman. As you grow older to college, you still are a lot like your friends. But ten years later and you realize you are unique. What you want, what you believe in, what makes you feel, may be different from even the people closest to you. This can create conflict as your goals may not match with others. And you may drop some of them. Basketball captains in college invariably stop playing basketball by the time they have their second child. They give up something that meant so much to them. They do it for their family. But in doing that, the spark dies. Never, ever make that compromise. Love yourself first, and then others.”

Chetan Bhagat

 

Steven K. Simons and Sonya Nevin

Steven K. Simons and Sonya Nevin, Gifs from “The Panoply Vase Animation Project’

Steve K. Simons and Sonya Nevin are in Westminster, England. The Panoply Vase Project site is: http://www.panoply.org.uk

Steve Simons has been making vase animations since 2007.  With a history in software engineering, Steve studied multimedia production and design before becoming a freelance animator.

Sonya Nevins is a Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton in London.  She did her doctorate on ancient Greek warfare at University College Dublin.   She has worked and volunteered in the Ure Museum, the UCD Classical Museum, and the Royal Museums Greenwich.  Sonya’s research and teaching interests include religion, warfare, and historiography.