GIFs + Sound = a Hilarious Video (and Probably Somebody's Media Studies Thesis)

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Born of the hive mind of Reddit and the editing skills of Reddit user Rasta_Pasta, this video combines the manic looping of GIFs with appropriately ridiculous audio clips. These creations are crowd-sourced from the subreddit devoted to the art form. On a meta level, it's a brilliant exploration of the relationship between sound and picture in the fractured digital space of the Internet. On more basic level, it's just funny. Some songs contain strong language. 

If you'd like to participate, you can make your own GIF sound combinations here

Via Chris Heller.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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