15 Folds, a New Host for Original GIF Art

The founders discuss the magic of the format and why it's such an attractive medium for artists

Of all the good things the internet has brought us—increased connectivity, the ability to look up anything anywhere, music streaming, weird animal videos and so on and so on forever—perhaps one of the most universally appreciated is GIFs. Starting out as little more than quirky animations (flames that moved; website titles that spun around), when the internet was in its nascent stages, GIFs have evolved …

Paddles ON!

Auction house Phillips partners with Tumblr for its first ever digital art auction, selling YouTube videos and video game screenshots

Although its main focus has been on contemporary art and design in the last decade, Phillips has never held an auction dedicated to digital art—until now. The historic international auction house partnered with Tumblr (undoubtedly one of the most popular platforms used by emerging and established digital artists to share their work) for Paddles ON!, an exhibition and auction curated by Lindsay Howard that showcases …

New Frontier

A look at the amazing work of the Sundance Film Festival's venue for experimental cinema and new media

Amid all the hubbub of film releases and elbow-rubbing that will happen at the Sundance Film Festival this week there is a lesser-known venue with enormous potential. New Frontier is a multimedia installation space featuring cutting edge work from some of the world’s most interesting contemporary cinematic artists. Stepping outside the bounds of traditional cinema, New Frontier is a space that highlights experimentation, focusing on …