Tag: michael branson smith


Welcome to the 2019 MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB.

Lets get you caught up and give you some perspective, it would make sense for you to click on this link below first:


Be sure to click anywhere in the browser window and see what happens!

My good buddy and CUNY York College colleague Michael Branson Smith, AKA – MBS, has learned some serious javascript and web design skills that I have been admiring over the last few years. A few years ago we collaborated on projects such as GIF FIGHT & Animating Transit.

And now, well, THIS! –> MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB  <—

“A long overdue project”, you may say, but alas, here we are. When you arrive at MBS_RMS_NET-ART_COLLAB Feel free to click on the graphics in the collage windows as many a great surprise compositions await you! Enjoy the iterations!

This project begins in html but lets see how it develops! This project is completely generated in the “pass the buck” style.

As of 5/19/19 it is MBS’s turn to add to the html file, publish it on the Internet and then send it back to RMS for more additions!

Emojied Movie Moments by Michael Branson Smith

(Statement below)

“Emojied Movie Moments”  
Animated GIFs by Michael Branson Smith
“When was the last time you spoke to someone on the phone? And if you’re over 35-40 think about how much time you used to spend talking on the phone. But not so much these days right? Much of that communication has been supplanted by text based communication – emails, text messages, Facebook messages, forum posts, etc. As well, textual communication has replaced many other interactions which you would have been able to show your way with words. 
And unless you’re a good expressive writer you’re likely including a lot of “!!!!!!” to show your enthusiasm! Bolded important words. Or *important text* surrounding symbols when bolding is not possible. Or maybe an 🙂 smiley emoticon. Or a more intricate  :’-( crying emoticon.
But most likely you’ve moved onto emojis. Those little pictograms that your smart phone recommends when you type “pizza” 🍕or “excited” 😜. They are our new best tool for adding nuance to our textual communications. Because we’re unable to add intonation with our voices or read expressions in faces, we rely on a set of standardized emotional expressions to act as stand-ins. And since the speaker never seems to make it to the set, now when the director says “action” we can only 😕.”

MBS is an Associate Professor of Communications Technology at York College and he Groks GIFs.