Newsletter

Each month we publish a newsletter listing the contents of the current giraffe.com with links to each section. The newsletter is sent to a select group who have asked to be included. If you would like to receive it the day of publication, simply email me at giraffe@giraffe.com. For those of you who do not get the newsletter immediately, here is a copy.

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January 1, 2020

To the Friends of Giraffe:

It's our birthday/anniversary! Digital Giraffe now enters its 26th year of monthly web publication and 42nd year of pioneering digital imaging. We now have 199 nations that visit us and roughly 3/4 million hits annually. Two Golden Web Awards, an Academic Excellence Award, and a Best in Cyberart Award have brightened the path. On the way we have published 30 books of poetry and digital imaging, composed music using artificial intelligence, pioneered 3D printing sculpture, initiated digital imaging for the first time on canvas, aluminum, copper, brass, and now mirrors, exhibited all over the world in more than 350 shows, and welcomed all of you to our pages. Thank you for joining us on this epic journey.

Our cover image is titled "Evil Growls", continuing the investigation of our ever-changing identity in a digital world.

Our newest book, "Krepildockerschpe", has now been sold internationally as well as here in the U.S. It has been described as "this latest evidence of your incredible artistry" and "this is a book you will read more than once".

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"!Brazen Hussy" this month brings you an interview with the bold Guerilla Girls "Giving the Art World Hell since 1985".

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Our electronic quill article this month is called "The Portrait". The magic of Carmel takes place in a chance encounter at a tiny restaurant. I was there, so I know it to be true.

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Our section called "Other Voices" includes eMusings, yNot, Site of the Month, !Brazen Hussy, and Just Desserts.

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eMusings: A You Tube documentary on Jean Michel Basquiat; a chorale called "Alzheimer's Stories"; Comme Des Garcons creates lush costumes for the Vienna State Opera; a guide to collecting Buddhist sculpture; "Like the River Loves the Sea"; 44,000 year-old cave drawings in Indonesia; cast-off yarns used with ancient techniques; old newspaper clippings become sculpture; "Inheritance", a new opera getting rave reviews; Gilbert and George get cheeky again; Tim Hawkinson invokes self-awareness with his new large-scale sculptures; Sarah Amos takes print-making in new directions.

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YNOT: Our Woman of the Month award for January goes to Gail Bradbrook, founder of Extinction Rebellion which aims to educate and impel governments to act on the devastation caused by climate change.

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Don't forget that our outstanding women are permanently archived on their own page.

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More on YNot: Buddhist nuns learn deadly martial arts; trying to eradicate child marriage in Ethiopia and elsewhere; astronaut Christina Koch sets a new record; "Songs of Our Native Daughters" gets a 5 star review; domestic violence in the military; Linda Ronstadt's tragic brain disorder; Finland appoints the world's youngest female prime minister; a working mother referees a professional basketball game; the San Francisco Opera gets its first female music director; the 10 most overlooked female architects; the Indian Navy names its first woman pilot.

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Giraffe's Site of the Month: A creepy, eerie, and utterly fascinating animatronic female figure is constructed by artist Jordan Wolfson.

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New Digital Paintings: we continue to investigate the erosion of the human form in contemporary life. Our species is awash in a tsunami of data, gradually disappearing as technology eliminates any privacy and alters who we are. These new images bring that process to the fore.

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New Blobs: A lovely new book called "Tonal Words" by photographer Misako Akimoto features artists in their workplace. Included is Whitaker's digital sculpture "White Nun", which, as all of you know, began as a 3D model called a blob. Here we show you 4 blobs from 2012, suggesting what a species that replaces us might look like. You really didn't expect two arms and two legs, did you?

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Digital Giraffe writes: "Whiten Your Face and Darken Your Soul" - how to stay anonymous in an era of dis-ease, a bully with a big mouth rents our very white house, and today's toxic political discourse.

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3D print news: the world's largest 3D printed office building; tiny organoids offer promise for 3D printed livers; 3D printed models of the universe for the visually impaired; Rag and Bone upset the fashion runway with "3D pointillist models of cloud-point data"; volume production of 3D printed objects facilitated by the use of Artificial Intelligence; a tiny 3D chocolate printer; 3D bioprinting bone tissue in outer space; using urea as a 3D printing material; storing DNA molecules in objects with 3D printing instructions; using copper to resolve problems with titanium; a first safety approval for a 3D printed part in the railroad industry; and once again a warning about the toxic properties of 3D printers and their materials.

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Exciting times in the world of entertainment streaming. A strong 5 stars for the film "The Two Popes", starring Anothony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, with extensive views of the art at the Vatican; and "Dr. Strange", which a viewer said looks like my art on steroids (ok so I'm a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch.)

He Who Would be King is disrupting the fabric of our lives and disdaining our constitution. It is time to speak up, speak out, and stand solidly for our demcracy. I hope all of you will.

With warm regards from your friend the Giraffe.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2020