Atsushi Segawa had been making animated GIFs out of ukiyo-e for a while when he was commissioned by Japanese computer maker NEC to mix computers and computer use into Edo-era Japan.
The rings of are only about 30 feet (10 meters) thick in most parts of the main rings, other parts however are often up to several kilometers thick. The rings are made of dusty ice, in the form of boulder-sized and smaller chunks that gently collide with each other as they orbit around Saturn. Saturn’s gravitational field constantly disrupts these ice chunks, keeping them spread out and preventing them from combining to form a moon.
An engineering student in France, Hugo Germain, uses After Effects or Cinema 4D to create this fun and funny sciency GIFs.
“Each gif has its own story but mainly it’s a way for me to provide inspiration and make people question basic things we take for granted. I often wonder “What if this or that was different/existed ? What would that look like ?”. Being able to actually create an answer to that question is very exciting for me, and I guess that’s also what people like about it.”
28-year-old Marinus from the Netherlands has been making these animated GIFs, I presume to make the point that animated GIFs are not just awesome and funny, but awesome and more awesome.
"I am bored, therefore I make GIFs" -René Descartes (1596-1650)
These are just a small portion of them. Catch them all on his blog: Head Like an Orange