All posts by Michael Branson Smith - Michael Branson Smith is a web artist and assistant professor of Communications Technology at York College, The City University of New York. He holds an MFA from Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and an MS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (admittedly, a strange combination). MBS presently spends a lot of time tinkering with animated GIFs, particularly with a nostalgic eye or by remixing with friends. He regularly teaches a course on digital storytelling inspired by the DS106 community. He is also a multi-media producer of industrial work principally for not-for-profits – including video, artwork, and design.