Hall of Gifs

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
11:00am to 1:00pm

Many small square images against a black background. The content of each small image is blurry.

Hall of Gifs, originally shown in 2016

When

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
11:00am to 1:00pm
Add to calendar 08/23/2022 11:00 08/23/2022 13:00 Hall of Gifs <p>Immerse yourself in the weird world of the early Web as you enter The Hall of GIFs, on display at the Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library or the Visualization Studio at D. H. Hill Jr. Library.</p> <p>With assistance from the Internet Archive, a team of NC State developers and librarians gathered thousands of animated GIFs from the archives of GeoCities, an early online community that existed from 1994-2009 and allowed anyone to create a website for anything, with the freedom to design their pages however they wanted. Among the most ubiquitous design elements was the animated GIF, which imbued many GeoCities pages with a frantic (and often comical) dynamism that became a hallmark of early web design. The Hall of GIFs celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity that thrived within these primitive fan and interest websites. </p> <p>No registration required. </p> Other dates <p>This event is happening over multiple dates. Drop-in any time at either space between 11am - 1pm. </p> August 22, 2022 August 23, 2022 August 24, 2022 Note <p>This exhibit includes flashing animations and multiple projectors that may cause motion sickness and disorientation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Teaching and Visualization Lab

Where

Teaching and Visualization Lab, James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Visualization Studio, D. H. Hill Jr. Library

About This Event

Immerse yourself in the weird world of the early Web as you enter The Hall of GIFs, on display at the Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library or the Visualization Studio at D. H. Hill Jr. Library.

With assistance from the Internet Archive, a team of NC State developers and librarians gathered thousands of animated GIFs from the archives of GeoCities, an early online community that existed from 1994-2009 and allowed anyone to create a website for anything, with the freedom to design their pages however they wanted. Among the most ubiquitous design elements was the animated GIF, which imbued many GeoCities pages with a frantic (and often comical) dynamism that became a hallmark of early web design. The Hall of GIFs celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity that thrived within these primitive fan and interest websites.

No registration required.

Other dates

This event is happening over multiple dates. Drop-in any time at either space between 11am - 1pm.

Note

This exhibit includes flashing animations and multiple projectors that may cause motion sickness and disorientation. 

 

Contact Information

Hannah Rainey

Accessibility

If assistive technology, live captioning, or other accommodations would improve your experience at this event, please contact us. We encourage you to contact us early about this to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Note: This experience includes multiple projectors and animations that may cause motion sickness and disorientation. Please attend with caution.