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Expand Your Horizons

“If you get into the visual language of GIFs, you are expanding your vocabulary. They help you say things that never could be said before.”

Wonder allows us to expand our horizons and encounter universes that haven’t been explored. Alex Chung is the founder and CEO of Giphy, the people who bring you all the GIFs. In this talk, Alex shares his thoughts on the limits of written language, the topic of wonder, and how GIFs help break boundaries.

(Video by CreativeMornings/New York. Photo by Paul Jun.)


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Editor’s note: 

I made this newsletter like a roll of churros. I baked some good content, sprinkled cinnamon on it, and want you to snack on it.


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