Tinder Launches Animated Reactions

Announced today, a suite of Tinder Reactions offers ways to respond to messages on the dating app with a little humor. Part of their “Menprovement Initiative,” Tinder is encouraging women to offer immediate feedback to their would-be dates. In a blog post, the team at Tinder says, “We created Tinder Reactions so that our users can give instant feedback—both positive as well as constructive—to those …

8-Bit Animations of Modern Life

Shanghai-based illustrator and animator Ailadi Cortelletti has found a way to turn ancient software into delightful GIFs. Using PETSCII—a character set commonly used in old 8-bit home computers—she transforms the quirks of modern life into mesmerizing, pixelated animations. Ranging from a mom feeding her child to a teppanyaki dinner party, her light-hearted digital creations are shared regularly on her Instagram account.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NYC to end conversion therapy, Sophina DeJesus' viral gymnastics routine, dogs of NYFW and more in our look around the web

1. Sophina DeJesus’ Viral Gymnastics Routine With her teammates cheering her every step (and leap) of the way, UCLA’s Sophina DeJesus (a 21-year-old sociology major) has performed a super-playful and very viral gymnastics routine that has the world watching over and over again. Her hip-hop-inspired moves aren’t traditional of floor routines and that is exactly why it’s so enjoyable to watch—not to mention how much …

Trippy GIFs of Bacteria-Like Animations

On their Tumblr page Protobacillus, Brazilian artist duo Gustavo Spredemann and Leono Simonetti share scintillating GIFs of bacteria-like animations. Some wiggle and ooze while others flare-up with bursts of color, each depicting what you might imagine brain cells look like during a hallucination. Head to BOOOOOOOM to see more of the trippy animations, but beware, they might not be safe for those sensitive to flashing …

Best of CH 2015: Animated Recipes

Start the year off healthfully with our favorite culinary GIF guides

The first day of the new year very often comes complete with opposing emotions. The guilt from all our collective partying and gluttony over the holidays, as well as motivation and hope for a healthier new year. Instead of entering a shame spiral this morning, why not take a look through some of our favorite animated recipes from 2015—not only are they all super-easy and …