Artist duo Reed+Rader (Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader) came up with these supremely odd, animated GIFs of avatars brought into the real world for online magazine Spiral Mag. There's no explanation provided for the dancing characters, but it doesn't look like something I'm capable of understanding even with a description of the project.

It's a lot like Burton Posey's console avatar business cards, except instead of Miis or Xbox Live Avatars, you have a frightening little figure that can has a chance of hopping out of your hands and scurrying away before you can scoop it up again, only returning later that night to murder you. This actually sounds like a good horror movie idea; why hasn't someone made this film yet?

[Via today and tomorrow]