Dread Action Network (DAN) is a collaborative GIF project directed by Heather Taylor. This project investigates the use of GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) as expressive elements that communicate ideas. The project will consist of 14 individual GIFs created by the team members that explore the idea of “being out of one’s comfort zone”. Each GIF will seek to convey a personal fear or anxiety within the short time frame typical of most GIFs. The project will combine elements of video, animation, and still photography to create a dynamic and diverse group of GIFs, unified by a common idea and color palette.