Ryder Ripps

Speaking of M.I.A., meet Ryder Ripps, who has also collaborated with and made GIFs for the British recording artist. Ripps, born July 7, 1989 in New York, is kind of a big deal when it comes to the Internet. After Yahoo! shut down GeoCities, homeboy created Internet Archaeology to archive old content in 2009. He also co-founded Dump.fm, a site which allows users to communicate in real-time with images. Much of his work comments on and are reminiscent of the both the Internet today and what it used to be a decade ago.