a tale of a few cities

Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

Posted in Art, artists, Gif, tech, trawling the net, tumblr by petercombe on March 18, 2012

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. The video from Off Book charts their history, explores the hotbed of GIF creativity on Tumblr, and features two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form into powerful new visual experiences.  

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Apple unveils iPad

Posted in tech by petercombe on January 27, 2010

Call me prehistoric but with everything getting so tiny these days, it would be brilliant if the new iPad could also act as an XL iPhone. At 10″ and 1.5 lbs, I wouldn’t feel the slightest bit uncomfortable holding it up to my ear and using it in public.

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Posted in t-shirts, tech by petercombe on November 4, 2009




Electro-luminescence (EL) is a technology in which a small electric current is passed through a phosphorus material. This current causes the material to radiate light. Electro-luminescence generates no heat and requires a very low power source, is light weight, flexible, durable. Just turn on the small battery pack that fits snugly in an interior pocket of the shirt and watch it go! Also featured are a rock the house, graffiti, love meter, and 4d equalizer model.

Bored to Death Author Sans Television Set

Posted in serious television, tech, tools, WTF? by petercombe on October 21, 2009


It seems HBO’s Bored To Death writer, Jonathan Ames, does not own a television set. Below is a link to his Twitter pleas for a kindly stranger willing to let him come over and watch his own television show. Ames, desperate to find a television owner and HBO subscriber, used Twitter to send out distress signals>

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Posted in tech by petercombe on September 29, 2009


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