R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Now Judging Animated GIFs

From Spin Magazine:

Michael Stipe is part of the judges panel for an arts festival showcasing animated GIFs, R.E.M.’s website has announced (via Pitchfork).

“Moving the Still,” put on by art collector website Paddle 8, is billed as the first major event of its kind for original GIF art. Anyone can submit a GIF for consideration, and selections will be published in a rolling basis through November 7 on the festival website. A live exhibition will take place during Miami Art Week 2012, held December 4-9.

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