Founder and CEO of Giphy, Alex Chung, shares his reflections on the limits of written language, the topic of wonder, and how GIFs help break boundaries.
About the speaker
Alex Chung is currently the founder and CEO of Giphy, the people who bring you all the GIFs.
Before founding Giphy, he worked on hardware at Intel and music videos at MTV as well as over a dozen startups over the last 20 years.
He was named on Business Insider’s Top 25 most influential technologists in New York, Ad Age’s 50 most creative people, Fast Company’s most creative people in business right next to Beyoncé, and has degrees in philosophy, computer engineering, and graphic design.
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Wonder is a mix of curiosity, doubt, and play. — Alex Chung
[about design] everything is by design. Everything you see is man [human] made. — Alex Chung
[about programming] That's to say all these things are humanist activities. We're just taking different ideas and putting them into different hardware. — Alex Chung
If you get into the visual language of gifs, you are now expanding vocabulary because these things are saying things that never could be said before. — Alex Chung
If you want to find your future, it's in the Yellow Pages. — Alex Chung