Over gchat today, we weren’t sure what to say about Sally McKay’s GIF “Peer Review“.
Whitney Kimball:I think this GIF is really smart but I don’t get it.
Are we scanning over each other’s art too fast to give it a real review?
Paddy Johnson: I suspect it’s just a reflection of the concerns her own job as a professor brings up.
It’s probably not an accident that the paper scrolls in the direction of the blog.
I like that the peer review runs in two second loop.
You rehash the same conversations, watch the same image go by.
There’s an interpretation of this GIF, that’s really critical of how we discuss and make art.
And you never see the whole piece at once.
You’re forced to piece the text together (which isn’t that hard).
Whitney Kimball: Mmm. And the picture itself is a pretty standard geometric doodley thing torn out of a notebook.
Paddy Johnson: Which isn’t precious at all.
Whitney Kimball: Can I just publish our chat?