My father and I have some things in common (that’s him holding me 33 years ago) || via poptheapp

fred-wilson
But also, the format of television— much more than film— lends itself to how people consume content now. In small doses. Think about music. The release of a full-length album, with all its requisite buildup and hype, while still theoretically a cool idea, is no longer that interesting. A musician who wins today tours relentlessly, releases a song or two a month, multiple EPs, behind-the-scenes vide0s, photoshoots, etc. Maybe they even drop a surprise album. It’s a constant stream of content.

yessssssss

Paul Cantor “Hollywood Has a Major Problem” (via newspeedwayboogie)

The sad story of CBGBs from 2004 to 2014…told through James and Karla Murray Photography || #madewithpop https://gopop.co/34706

giphy
giphy:

Weekly Editors Picks
Giphy’s Editorial team spends all day swimming in a vault full of GIFs, like a bunch of digital Scrooge McDucks. So, you should trust them to deliver the very best GIFs that the Internet has to offer. Here are some of the best GIFs they came across this week:

Jess Gilliam — Managing Art Director
Cats and dogs get all the love on Giphy, but the secret heroes of our site are the goats.

Tyler Menzel — Editorial Director
Tyler spent a good portion of his Wednesday afternoon editing Giphy’s Skateboarding Animal tag. We should all aspire to being half as rad as this shredding menagerie.

 Andrea Wagner — Social Media Director
This insane (and insanely funny) Pocahontas mash up GIF is just one example of the amazing GIFs found in Giphy’s Mash Up tag page.

Rebekah Huber — Web Producer
We dare you to look at this pair of best friends and not have your heart melt.

giphy:

Weekly Editors Picks

Giphy’s Editorial team spends all day swimming in a vault full of GIFs, like a bunch of digital Scrooge McDucks. So, you should trust them to deliver the very best GIFs that the Internet has to offer. Here are some of the best GIFs they came across this week:

Jess Gilliam — Managing Art Director

Cats and dogs get all the love on Giphy, but the secret heroes of our site are the goats.

Tyler Menzel — Editorial Director

Tyler spent a good portion of his Wednesday afternoon editing Giphy’s Skateboarding Animal tag. We should all aspire to being half as rad as this shredding menagerie.

 Andrea Wagner — Social Media Director

This insane (and insanely funny) Pocahontas mash up GIF is just one example of the amazing GIFs found in Giphy’s Mash Up tag page.

Rebekah Huber — Web Producer

We dare you to look at this pair of best friends and not have your heart melt.

giphy
giphy:

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ELLE MULIARCHYK
What GIF best describes how you are currently feeling?
I love any of the gifs on ThePop. When you press on the screen you see the “punchline”. 
I love the DIY ones that kids do on the spur of the moment. 
Right now I’m about to go to bed so I will feel like this guy in the gif. He turns off the light but then realizes that he had forgotten to plug in his phone so he desperately stabs into the wall in the dark. It’s so silly and goofy and “low-production”…. but I think about this GIF every night and laugh every time. 

When did you first start making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?
About 2 years ago. I did just a couple back then, but now I’m a total convert and addict!  


What attracts you to the GIF format?
It’s a more organic and intuitive medium to relate an experience - more so than a photo or a video. Think of how we recollect memories: close your eyes and think of something from your past. You don’t see a frozen still image - you see GIFs! Even when we dream at night we see fragments of events that collectively create some kind of narrative which we assemble into a story when we wake up. Even when we daydream we don’t watch a full-feature uninterrupted film in our heads - we think in fragments, often non-linear. 


There’s a real sense of fun and joy in your GIFs, something fashion photography isn’t exactly known for. Do you think the GIF medium lends itself to a more lighthearted mood in fashion shoots?
Yes, I do! Comparing to GIFs photos and videos tell a story in a very “epic” way. They feel like something that happened long in the past. They are always so perfect, set in stone and immovable like the great statues in Rome.  GIFs, on the contrary, feel very “NOW” and ephemeral. I don’t know why, they just do. They feel like a medium where experimentation and mistakes are allowed. That’s why there is more fun and ease about them.


Along those same lines, the light tone gives the GIFs an almost improvisational feel to them, but they’re also very tightly constructed. Do you have a vision of exactly the way you want them to turn out, or do you play around with a lot of different ideas?
I create original content for my GIFs. They require a different approach than the ones created by extracting a fun moment from an already existing content. Which, by the way, I consider creatively equally valid and challenging. For me, however, I need to edit them in my head long before I create them. I often practice using myself, dolls ets before I get a real model. Once my storyboard is complete I will experiment with speed and crops. I find GIFs extremely difficult - much more so then a video or a photo. The fact that they have to loop in a hypnotic way is the hardest.  There are certain works of art that SEEM to have a repetition, but it nothing remains static forever. Phillip Glass’s music is repetitive but always evolving. But the great GIFs you can watch forever without getting annoyed. There is no formula of how to do it - it’s a kind of magic. I play with mine until they reach the certain “groove” where I could watch them forever, Then I know it’s right. Once I was looking at my own gif for 15 minutes while riding the subway. (now THAT’s what I call narcissism, lol)

Do you see GIFs as the future of fashion photography?
Absolutely! I want to be one of those who will create this future! 


Who are some of your favorite artists?
I like Kasumi. 

Current favorite GIF? 
Any fun projects you are currently working on and can share with us?
The model go-sees with girls playing with cutouts from their portfolios is my latest project.

Want to see more of Elle’s GIFs? Check out her page on Giphy.com. And, if you have a Mac iOS 10.7 or higher be sure to download the fashion-fun screensaver.

giphy:

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ELLE MULIARCHYK

What GIF best describes how you are currently feeling?

I love any of the gifs on ThePop. When you press on the screen you see the “punchline”. 

I love the DIY ones that kids do on the spur of the moment. 

Right now I’m about to go to bed so I will feel like this guy in the gif. He turns off the light but then realizes that he had forgotten to plug in his phone so he desperately stabs into the wall in the dark. It’s so silly and goofy and “low-production”…. but I think about this GIF every night and laugh every time. 

When did you first start making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?

About 2 years ago. I did just a couple back then, but now I’m a total convert and addict!  

What attracts you to the GIF format?

It’s a more organic and intuitive medium to relate an experience - more so than a photo or a video. Think of how we recollect memories: close your eyes and think of something from your past. You don’t see a frozen still image - you see GIFs! Even when we dream at night we see fragments of events that collectively create some kind of narrative which we assemble into a story when we wake up. Even when we daydream we don’t watch a full-feature uninterrupted film in our heads - we think in fragments, often non-linear. 

There’s a real sense of fun and joy in your GIFs, something fashion photography isn’t exactly known for. Do you think the GIF medium lends itself to a more lighthearted mood in fashion shoots?

Yes, I do! Comparing to GIFs photos and videos tell a story in a very “epic” way. They feel like something that happened long in the past. They are always so perfect, set in stone and immovable like the great statues in Rome.  GIFs, on the contrary, feel very “NOW” and ephemeral. I don’t know why, they just do. They feel like a medium where experimentation and mistakes are allowed. That’s why there is more fun and ease about them.

Along those same lines, the light tone gives the GIFs an almost improvisational feel to them, but they’re also very tightly constructed. Do you have a vision of exactly the way you want them to turn out, or do you play around with a lot of different ideas?

I create original content for my GIFs. They require a different approach than the ones created by extracting a fun moment from an already existing content. Which, by the way, I consider creatively equally valid and challenging. For me, however, I need to edit them in my head long before I create them. I often practice using myself, dolls ets before I get a real model. Once my storyboard is complete I will experiment with speed and crops. I find GIFs extremely difficult - much more so then a video or a photo. The fact that they have to loop in a hypnotic way is the hardest.  There are certain works of art that SEEM to have a repetition, but it nothing remains static forever. Phillip Glass’s music is repetitive but always evolving. But the great GIFs you can watch forever without getting annoyed. There is no formula of how to do it - it’s a kind of magic. I play with mine until they reach the certain “groove” where I could watch them forever, Then I know it’s right. Once I was looking at my own gif for 15 minutes while riding the subway. (now THAT’s what I call narcissism, lol)

Do you see GIFs as the future of fashion photography?

Absolutely! I want to be one of those who will create this future! 

Who are some of your favorite artists?

I like Kasumi

Current favorite GIF? 

Any fun projects you are currently working on and can share with us?

The model go-sees with girls playing with cutouts from their portfolios is my latest project.

Want to see more of Elle’s GIFs? Check out her page on Giphy.com. And, if you have a Mac iOS 10.7 or higher be sure to download the fashion-fun screensaver.

cbracy

cbracy:

EDIT: I should make very clear that GitHub does not seem to have been employing holacracy as their organizing model. Instead, Tom Preston-Werner describes it in this talk as “business minimalism.” I was sloppy in equating the two. I do stand by the larger point that these anti-hierarchical…

Completely agree with this on all fronts. Holacracy to me has always read as a lazy form of leadership - it implicitly undervalues all of the nuance that goes into building quality organizations and collaborative environments.

#arlynstudios

rickwebb
An incredible political and economic experiment is playing out within San Francisco and its metropolitan area. The tech boom and the hyper-gentrification associated with it are testing the resolve and character of the city in a way the city or any other major American city has never experienced…

We could end up witnessing a San Francisco that reflexively tightens up its tenant protections and votes overwhelmingly against condominium development projects… On the other end, the city could become a Manhattan-esque playground for the rich of haute cafes that serve $4 toast, a place where community development centers get evicted and replaced by fusion restaurants catering to the whims of the latest food trends.

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city - Salon.com (via courtenaybird)

I’m not advocating one solution or another, but NY’s building boom is probably THE ONE THING bloomberg allowed that made this stupidly expensive city affordable at all. Zillions of people are moving into SF. There aren’t that many places to move in to. What was going to happen other than send prices through the roof and make it unaffordable. 

The same thing happened to Seattle. They build. Lots. And it stayed relatively affordable. And quite a nice place, to boot. 

I know I don’t live there anymore, but i don’t think people are advocating tearing down the wonderful old painted ladies and whatnot. But as small as that city is, there are plenty of places to more apartments if they wanted to. 

(via rickwebb)

Agree. Building up will be vital to maintaining some degree of affordability. Praying that the city can move quickly enough to make this happen.