The Morning GIF: Thursday, January 5

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Digitizing the analog photographs of Michael Jang into a purely digital art form.

Here at the Daily Dot, we have an unofficial tradition of sharing GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you into the circle. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

In 1983, San Francisco photographer Michael Jang took a series of portraits of would-be weather reporters. It took him 30 years to “loosen up” and finally publish the photos.

Serial animated GIF-maker Micael Reynaud stumbled on those photographs and looped them together into an animated amalgamation. When the Daily Dot interviewed Reynaud last year, he told us he loved GIFs because of the repetition.

“It's like a hypnotic very short film,” he said.

I love how Jang’s analog photographs, now celebrated in the art world despite their 30-year hibernation, have so quickly been “amalgamated” into a purely digital art form.

This spider-tailed snake is the very definition of 'nope'
Not only is evolution a fact, that shit is fucked up: Less than a decade ago, scientists stumbled across Pseudocerastes urarachnoides, or the spider-tailed horned viper—an Iran-dwelling species with a crafty and horrifying method for attracting prey.
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