Course Resources:

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Below is a growing list of course resources, desktop, internet and mobile art making applications. Desktop and mobile application platforms will be introduced regularly and discussed. Collaborations will take place and artistic interventions will be expansive. New Media, GIF, Net Art Artists and online communities will be explored and shared here.


Articles & Essays we will explore:

1. The History of the GIF – via Giphy

2. A Brief History of Animated GIF Art Parts 1-4 by Paddy Johnson :

Part 1 –

Part 2 –

Part 3 –

Part 4 –

3. Popular Mechanics – Long Live the GIF –

4. The New World of Net Art, 2013 for Art News

5. The History of the GIF – via Giphy –

6. Tech-Crunch – 30 Years of the GIF –

7. – Website –

8. ArtNet – 7 Masterpieces of Social Media Art –



Helpful Experimental Tutorials by Prof. Seslow:

1. NET ART Making –

2. More NET Art Making –

3. Process & Examples in Public Space –

4. Embedding & newhive fields into wordpress posts & pages –

5. How to GIF a Static Portrait –

6. Newhive Net Art Making to Screen Recording .Mov file out-put –


Helpful Tutorials on the Web:

  1. How to make an animated GIF in Photoshop –
  2. How to make an animated GIF in Photoshop from a Video –
  3. Creating an animated GIF with the Puppet Warp Feature in Photoshop –
  4. Making Static photos animate & move –
  5. Creating Vapor wave Net-Art 1-
  6. Creating Vapor wave Net-Art 2-
  7. Creating Vapor wave Net-Art 3 –
  8. Professor Smith’s YouTube Channel of Awesome Tutorials –
  9. Dansky’s YouTube Channel of Awesome Tutorials –
  10. Terry White’s YouTube Channel of Awesome Tutorials – Subscribe here.


Open Education Resources (OER) for Content and Subject Matter:

(organized via – )

Public Domain Images  Public domain images, royalty free stock photos, copyright friendly free images. Not copyrighted, no rights reserved.

U.S. Government Graphics and Photos

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Images from the Library of Congress, now in the public domain.

National Gallery of Art  With the launch of NGA Images, the National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for digital images of works of art that the Gallery believes to be in the public domain.

Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

NYPL – The New York Public Library Digital Collections Archive

Flickr CC – Creative Commons on Flickr.

Gif Cities – Internet Archive


Desktop / Web Browser Art Making Platforms: –


Click Drag Click –

Imgur –

Pixlr (photoshop alternative) –

Glitcher –

Image Glitch Tool –

c64 –

Mosh –

Glitchatron –

Giphy – –

Inkscape –

Gimp –


Trianglify Generator

Trianglify Generator 2 


Mobile Apps:

Glitche’ – camera –

Giphy Cam –

Instagram –

Platoverse App


Assembly Design App –

ImgPlay –

Imaengine –


Ultra-Pop -Infinite

GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)

Glitch Wizard

iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images

Decim8 – Glitch

ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker! Conversion to video, and video to gif.

Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.

GIF Maker Create GIFs from a sequence of still images from your photo library.

Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video

Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video


GIF / New Media / Video & Net Artist Influences – Links:

Kidmograph –

G1ft3d –

Scorpion Dagger –

Michael Branson Smith –

General Howe –

Jessica Fenlon –

Mark Napier –

Lorna Mills –

Josephe DeLappe – Artist Index –

Tony Oursler –

Animating Transit –


Encrypted Fills GIF Feed – – Matthew Barney
Article about artist Justin Peters –

Collage art –

More on Collage Artists (applied artists)

A Pinterest Search Result Series –


Spring 2019 – Selected Works:

‘Light Waves’ was exhibited at the Parish Art Museum –

Artist Doug Aitken –


Summer 2017 – Selected Works:


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