The goal of the Lone Signal METI project is to send information deep into the cosmos in hopes that one day, some form of intelligent extraterrestrial life will find it and learn more about humanity. So of course, the opportunity to blast the first animated GIF into the depths of the universe is not a task that should be taken lightly. That’s why they commissioned conceptual artist Kim Asendorf to create the perfect GIF to communicate all that humanity is capable of. Here’s what he came up with. It’s a dude scratching his ear. What a missed opportunity. We were really pulling for Ted Dancin’