New Scholar’s Stones is a series of digital animations that build on and respond to the aesthetic tradition established by their namesake. They similarly serve as objects of contemplation, but rather than turning a physical stone in hand to examine its facets, the image ripples and distorts for the viewer. Weightless in the virtual space of the screen, constant motion becomes stillness. In an online environment that can divide one’s attention, New Scholar’s Stones offer a possibility of digital mindfulness. Using the ubiquitous GIF file format, the scholar’s stones can easily be downloaded and viewed on the phone at any time. The propagation of these images online through downloading and redistributing can affect the files over time, meaning future permutations of these images will be shaped by digital forces like compression and resizing, just as the stones of the past have been shaped by the geologic forces of wind and water.