N O S T A L G A R I A 

November 2017

“Nostalgaria” was born in mid November of 2017 after creating this promotional GIF below for my up and coming NET-ART course on the CUNY Academic Commons.

There is a lot that I want to say about that course and how it will function, but I will come back to that in another post. This GIF above has been created by applying and remixing several small GIFs taken from the gifcities.org Internet archive website. Do you know of it? It consists of characters from the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter video games that were insanely popular in the 1990s (and still are!)

I made this GIF by re-composing many of the characters into one composition. This has not been done before to my knowledge. Especially with the grainy textures that develop as a result of enlarging the the small files into larger ones. I love those textures! It was necessary to do this. The idea had been poking at me for some time and it creates a new dialog and conversation between the characters. This is not a fancy photoshop or after effects animation. You could make it pretty quickly yourself if you have a laptop or a desktop computer connected to the Internet at the moment.

Would you like to learn more on how? More to come!