Steve Wilhite, father of the Graphics Interchange Format, has ended the heated debate on how to pronounce “GIF.”
Wilhite, then working at CompuServe, debuted the file format in June 1987. He accepted a lifetime achievement award Tuesday at the Webby Awards for his creation.
Instead of giving a vocal acceptance speech, he flashed a GIF on the big screens:
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF,” read his acceptance speech, which adhered to the ceremony’s five-word speech limit.
Just like any vinyl record, designer Amanda Ghassaei has attempted to reproduce accurate soundbytes by converting digital audio files onto laser-cut wooden records with a precision of 1200dpi. unlike hi-fi audio, the acoustics are rendered in a resolution of 4-5 bits, ( the typical mp3 audio is 16 bit), and a sampling rate up to about 4.5kHz (mp3 is 44.1kHz).
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POWERPOINT, A SOLO SHOW OF GERMAN ARTIST MICHAEL RIEDEL, TAKES THE 23-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM AS A JUMPING OFF POINT.
Michael Riedel copies. He copies the work of others, he copies his own work, and he invites others to do the same. In his hometown of Frankfurt, he is infamous for staging copycat art shows, concerts, and even people.
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Absolutely soaking wet and cold by the end of it - so cut short but about 5-7miles.
COMMODITY, AN ONLINE SCENT BOUTIQUE, IS AIMING TO CHANGE THE INDUSTRY.
The fragrance industry—a realm of cheesy commercials and tenuous celeb endorsements—has been fairly untouched by the Internet age, unless you count the flourishing knockoff economy. “The biggest challenge is that you can’t smell what you see online,” says Yo Santosa, the creative director of the L.A. agency Ferroconcrete and co-founder of new online scent company Commodity. “Currently the fragrance market is saturated with shirtless male models and lofty slogans. We wanted to create something modern that felt accessible even if you’re not into fragrances.”
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