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March 1, 2020

To the Friends of Giraffe:

We have a new Czar to conquer the corona virus! He arises from the company that just reduced the budget for Health and Human Services as well as the budget for the Centers for Disease Control. Aren't you reassured?

Our cover image is titled "Flowing of the Juices", and is meant to elicit a smile among the darkness that surrounds us. If it looks a bit sardonic, can you blame me?

Whitaker's new series of Identity images, called "I Ain't No A.I.", will be shown this summer at the 24th International Conference Information Visualization in Vienna, Austria, and then at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Our electronic quill article this month is called "The Lion, the Gorilla, and the Bear". It asks how the universe perceives us, how we perceive ourselves, and ends with the question "Are we both matter and anti-matter? Do we in fact matter at all?"

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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: Cezanne's Rock and Quarry paintings; Hockney's early work; radical Italian design in Houston; the Bernie Madoff of France invades the art world; Tom Wesselmann's big bold nudes; Donald Judd's bright rectilinear boxes at MOMA; a radical new bow for violinists; lights, sequins, samba: let's go to Rio; rotating exterior pipes clothe a theater in Shanghai; inflatable trousers at the London College of Fashion; Joana Vasconcelos' exuberant ceiling creations; bold outdoor murals in Lisbon; the zipper becomes sensuous and organic; the Smithsonian releases millions of high resolution images; the rarely-seen tapestries of the Sistine Chapel.

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YNOT: Our Woman of the Month award for March goes to the valiant Susan Fowler, who outed the toxic culture at Uber.

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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: female cocoa workers get slave wages; the brilliant unacknowledged woman who made the discovery of Pluto possible; a young wrestler becomes the first female champ in her state championship; quilts on burlap at the Museum of Latin American Arts reveal the horrors of the Pinochet dictatorship; NBC will feature an all-female announcement crew for a National Hockey League game; what men really mean when they call a woman "difficult"; the ad that ABC and the Oscars refused to show (hint: it involves products for women's bodies); Greece gets its first female President; the American Society of Cinematographers ignores its women; how men evaluate women based on hair and makeup.

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Giraffe's Site of the Month: Peter Saul, described by the New York Times as "wild and anti-authoritarian" - my kinda person indeed.

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!Brazen Hussy: we have 3 new gems for you: Amanda Sage lifts her skirt (be sure to scroll down); Xandra Ibarra shocks the San Antonio City Attorney; and Penny Slinger comes out of the shadows.

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New Digital Paintings: a romp through what A.I. algorithms do with my selfie, and what I do with the results.

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New Blobs: It's such a grim year in many ways, so we return to the glory of bright color and lavish design to remind ourselves that we are better than our politics.

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Digital Giraffe writes: "Aerobrigedoros!" - a cry of defiance, of frustration, of exhilaration. Shout it to the rooftops! We can, we must, and we will bring sanity back to our lives and our governments.

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3D print news: the world's first 3D printed cornea; progress in 3D printing glass; 3D printing space pizza and other edibles; a large industrial printer designed to work with a variety of materials in difficult environments; another large industrial machine aiming to print free-form and organic shapes rather than only geometrics; an artificial skin that includes blood vessels; a new line of filments with glossy surfaces; a bio-ink that can hold scaffolds of human tissue; the best 3D printers currently available; rapid 3D printing with light rather than progressive layers; success with 3D printing copper; a break-through with middle-ear replacement surgery.

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A friend writes from China: "My whole apartment complex (1000 apartments in each building, about 30 buildings) is on lockdown. We can only leave our apartment every other day. We have to get a ticket that they punch to leave and come back to the apartment. I'm safe,...but it feels as though the whole nation is getting a little stir crazy cooped up in their apartments."

Here in the U. S. we are, if anything, cooped up in our prejudices, locked in by hatreds, separated by mistrust. Trust your gut, and vote to uphold democracy while we still have that chance.

Warm regards from your friend the Giraffe.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2020