JL sent this screenshot and asks: "What is more New Aesthetic than a gif endlessly documenting the moment the Web 2.0 font kicks in?"
(Back story: James Bridle, currently enjoying a run on the art-and-technology websites, purports to identify a new tendency in computer-based expression, with examples documented on the above tumblr. He isn't terribly frank about his own role in packaging the concept -- a process as old as commercial art itself, including a designerly font face. His New Aesthetic is a kind of extruded hot dog filling of ideas "flaked and formed" from a variety of better-documented sources.) More.
Luckyplop version of above GIF.