Archive of Whitney Kimball

Whitney Kimball is a New York-based writer and artist. She began writing for Art Fag City soon after earning a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She now contributes regularly to the L Magazine and the New American Paintings blog.

Whitney has written 324 article(s) for AFC.

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Melt Your Face Off Flow Cam

by Whitney Kimball on April 15, 2014

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We just spent twenty minutes playing with Andrew Benson’s brand new visual distorter/webcam feature Flow Cam. I made my own Marilyn Minter! You can too.

Animal’s Marina Galperina has talked to Benson about the effect which is not, in fact, datamoshing.

“It uses per-pixel motion analysis (optical flow) with a little conditioning as a control signal for image distortion,” Benson tells her. “Similar to how mpeg/divx works, but not based on that tech. It’s a kind of video feedback effect.”

And if you really want to melt your face off become one with the digital, make a GIF of yourself and then run that GIF through the gif melter. But be warned! It’s probably not good for those prone to seizures.

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Artists Could Be, Should Be, Teamsters

by Whitney Kimball on April 9, 2014
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Chicago art handlers take steps to unionize.

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“The Real Estate Show” Slideshow and Commentary

by Whitney Kimball on April 8, 2014
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Thirty years later, the site of the “Real Estate Show” is finally getting developed. Original “Real Estate Show” members have mixed feelings.

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Where Did the Art Teachers Go?

by Whitney Kimball on April 8, 2014
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Scott Stringer’s report on arts funding in city schools suggests that, under Bloomberg, there was little public accountability for arts funding in schools at all.

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The Historic “Real Estate Show” Returns

by Whitney Kimball on April 3, 2014
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The 1980 “Real Estate Show,” the seed which became ABC No Rio, is back.

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Ten Takeaways on Rent Reform: “Talk to Your Neighbors”

by Whitney Kimball on April 1, 2014
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From “Studio in Crisis,” here are ten crucial points on how artists can help change real estate policies in New York City.

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An In-Depth Discussion on How Artists Can Save Studios in NYC

by Whitney Kimball on April 1, 2014
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Six months after nearly a hundred artists were forced to leave their studios in Industry City, a panel convened to talk about what artists can do to stay in the city. We heard from representatives in city planning, city government, rent reform initiatives, and beleaguered artists.

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