New Advances for GIFs / by Michael Foley

Around 2007 a style of animated GIF known as a “wigglegram” began to appear.  A notable artistic image at this time was from John Fanavan's "twinkling starry night


It was created using photo manipulation software and stereoscopy techniques to make an image appear as if it was 3D.

The stereoscopic imaging was developed by interaction designer Jim Gasperin around 2002. Other artist inspired by the GIF files from 1990s and early

2000's now being parlayed into art with the help of more sophisticated software, an example of this is by David Ope: lower right. With the widening spread of video cameras to the

public most gifs at this time were viral hilarity making their way through social media and email, as this GIF coming out of France in 2007.