The Morning GIF: Steampunk sepia

Who knew gears could be so beautiful?


Lorraine Murphy

Internet Culture

Published Oct 24, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:53 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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Industrial Aesthetic meets Steampunk Sensibility. Gears meat Ganesh. Paisley meets Power Train. Not quite a Fractal, not quite a Fluid.

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Lumine Sentience invites you to get lost in the mellow sepia swirls of this mesmerizing GIF. While Steampunk and Industrialism in general can be dehumanizing, this particular image somehow manages to be both reassuringly mechanical and smoothly zoological.

At the nexus between the brutally mechanical and the oozingly organic is this warmly sepia, elegant GIF of an eternal energy factory. To date 12,370 have signed in for a shift.

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*First Published: Oct 24, 2012, 9:01 am CDT