Heh, heh. Wink, wink.
DreamWork’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) animated pencil test
In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up one day in a hospital, strapped to her bed, unable to move or speak. Only weeks before, she had been a healthy 24-year-old, starting her career as a reporter at The New York Post.
On today’s show, she talks about the rare immune disease that was attacking her brain and her descent into increasingly psychotic behavior and eventually catatonia. She’s written a new memoir called “Brain on Fire.”
(Note: These images are not of Susannah Cahalan’s brain.)
Directed by Sean Pecknold and produced by LEGS Media, A Short History of the GIF chronicles the graphic interchange format’s journey from the late 1980s through the dot com bubble up to today’s multi-platform media world — in claymation. Not only did the GIF pave the way for future digital art memes, but even the savviest of media creators cannot decide whether to pronounce it with a hard or soft ‘g’. (Hint: Inventor Steve Whilhite pronounced it like the peanut butter brand).