{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1265\cocoasubrtf190 {\fonttbl\f0\fmodern\fcharset0 Courier;\f1\froman\fcharset0 TimesNewRomanPSMT;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;} \paperw11900\paperh16840\margl1440\margr1440\vieww10800\viewh8400\viewkind0 \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\ri380 \f0\fs24 \cf0 Gifs: A Valid Medium for Artistic Expression?\ \ I believe that Gifs definitely can be a form of art. \ \ \pard\pardeftab720\fi720\ri380 \cf0 Photography is considered a form of art. And as said in the video, Gifs are like an evolved and advanced form of photography, since all they are is a series of consecutive photographs put together and being played forever. As much as a single photo can be strong, I think that Gifs have their own strength, especially in presenting and bringing humor into photos. Gifs are able to create an illusion of the photo moving, making photos more lively and intimate. And by saying \'91intimate\'92, I mean that it speaks out more to the audience because it feels as if the photo is alive with us, existing in the same space as we are. \ \pard\pardeftab720\ri380 \cf0 Gifs are also more intimate because anyone has access in creating one. Nowadays, anyone can easily go into a Gif making website, upload their photos they want to animate, and simply press a \'91create\'92 button, and they have got their own Gif. And it is more advanced in that it can be more than photos. Gifs can be made by someone\'92s art work they already created in 2D, 3D, or even combine a photograph and doodle on top. It enables access to a completely new world, where anything can be made possible (such as a pen drawing coming to life, or water dripping but never touching the ground and disappearing into thin air, etc.). \ Since art has been moving forward and has been shifting in style, it is safe to say that Gifs are very close to the contemporary art we have these days. Generally speaking, unlike during the Renaissance times, artists nowadays are experimenting with new materials and forms of art. So who is to say what can be considered art, and what cannot? \f1 \ \ \pard\pardeftab720 \f0 \cf0 \f1 \ \pard\pardeftab720\ri380 \cf0 \ }