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Exploring The Potential of Art as a “Heterotopia” with Local Communities: Sapporo International Art Festival Review

Amy Karle's interactive installation Echoes from the Valley of Existence at the Sapporo International Art Festival employs modern technology to articulate our 'bio-digital echoes,' allowing viewers to leave behind their DNA and text messages, which will be sent to the moon. This work delves into the ephemeral nature of human existence, inviting reflection on the legacy and interpretation of life in a future where the boundaries of death are extended by digital and biological technologies.

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Wired Podcast SIAF AS A TOOL #3 with Guest Amy Karle (Future Theater Participating Artist)

WIRED Japan interviews artist Amy Karle in this podcast. Their discussion focuses on the impacts of technology and biotechnology on health, humanity, society, and the future, and her installation Echoes from the Valley of Existence at the Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF Triennial) which explores the ephemeral nature of human existence in a future where digital and biological technologies enable life beyond physical death, provoking questions about the legacy and interpretation of human existence by future generations or extraterrestrial beings. (In Japanese and English).

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Wikipedia | Amy Karle

"Amy Karle (born 1980) is an American artist, bioartist and futurist. She creates work that looks forward to a future where technology can support and enhance the human condition. She was named in BBC's 100 women, as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. Her work questions what it means to be human, with an emphasis on exploring the relationship between technology and humanity; particularly how technology and biotechnology impacts health, humanity, evolution and the future. She combines science and technology with art and is known for using live tissue in her works.…

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What is bioart? Explaining famous works and artists

The "beauty" of the mysterious body inside "Regenerative Reliquary" by Amy Karle is a "human hand bone" made with a 3D printer and human stem cells. It is a work that reproduces. The artist, Amy Karle, has birthed many works using 3D printers on the theme of expanding physical functions. This work, which was born from the idea of ​​"I want to grow the exoskeleton of my whole body," won the Grand Prix at the "YouFab Global Creative Award 2017." Karle is also known for other works such as dresses that express the inside of the human body and dresses…

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Hills Life (a Conde Nast Publication) | Transformation of Capitalism & Happiness

To eliminate inequality, current system needs to be replaced or regulated… In my line of research, my concerns about capitalism revolve around inequality. For example: if we can heal and enhance the body with biotechnology, bionics, enhancements, replacement parts or replacement organs under a system of capitalism this would only be available to the wealthy and could create a super-race of humans only available to the rich. We already see this to a certain degree in America with access to quality healthcare being available to the rich. In my perspective, this is a system that must change and be regulated…

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Art and Culture DNA

The Mori Art Museum has been planning cross-genre theme exhibitions that combine contemporary art with historical and scientific materials. This time, we have expanded the field further and created cutting-edge technologies such as AI, biotechnology, robotics, and AR (augmented reality) and art created under the influence of them ... Bio-artist Amy Karle In addition to the three bodies from the project to make clothes with the motif of organs such as human nerves and lungs and internal tissues. (translated)

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These artists and performers are biohacking in incredible ways

From mind-reading prosthetics to a super-human drumming arm, meet the mavericks blurring the lines of art and science through their work. “Do I see a future where we can grow our own body parts and organs? Yes, I can envision that future, but it brings up a lot of ethical and moral issues,” warns Karle. “This is where bigger exploration comes into play and we really have to consult a lot of different fields – philosophers, ethicists and policy makers – [before we go ahead], not just have the ability to do it scientifically. We have to think about our…

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“Art Science Is. Transformation of the World Guided by Art Science” (book)

Art and science. When these two seem to be in totally different areas meet, they will open up a new vision for the future that we have never imagined. This book is an overview of the scene and the forefront of the scene, summarizing the efforts and voices of the pioneers who keep going both art and science and both, and belong to both of them. It is a book. While introducing critical works such as media art, biotechnology, artificial intelligence / artificial life, robotics, VR / AR, etc., by knitting the critical viewpoints of practitioners, we approach the significance…


The destination of media art and future advertising communication

Alternatively, American artist Amy Karle's "Regenerative Reliquary" was one of the most talked-about works at the venue. There are various relics in the world, such as the tongue, hands, and foreskin of saints, but this work aims to create relics that can be revived with the power of biotechnology, and is gelled with a 3D printer. The material is shaped into the shape of a hand skeleton, and human stem cells are injected into it.

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DEATH-LIFE Introduction-Roppongi Hills over tombs. Animism and the present of death seen in Aoyama cemetery

The discussion theme for the "DEATH-LIFE TOKYO" team is the future life and death of Tokyo, one of the most aging cities in the world. Tokyo's aging rate (percentage of the elderly population in the population) is estimated to reach 23.2% in 2020 and 33.7% in 2060 (*). In addition, some researchers believe that the life expectancy will reach 100 years by 2045 due to advances in medical technology and so on.

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Reproduce the human hand with a bio hack. Mariko Nishimura to Amy Karle, an artist who asks a new view of life

Work name Amy Karle, a bio artist who won the YouFab Global Creative Award 2017 Grand Prix for "Regenerative Reliquary." Amy's visit to Japan in San Francisco, interviewed by Mariko Nishimura, HEART CATCH representative who connects technology and creative. What is the new view of life in the bio era that has been seen from the dialogue between two people running around in different fields powerfully?

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Why Bioartist Amy Karle Expresses the Inside of Humans Through Fashion

‘Karle: I have always thought about what humans and identity are, and how to express identity in a form that is visible to the eye and tangible to the touch. That's why my art is a very personal thing that exposes my inner self to others. ... "My greatest challenge is to explore the meaning of the body, to feel the interior of the body, and to express the body. Therefore, for me, fashion and bioart are techno…’ (translated)

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“Digital Fabrication Award “YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017”, Announcement of Examination Results “

“The results of the global award “YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017″hosted by FabCafe Global was announced. Beginning in 2012, this is the sixth time YouFab Global Creative Awards evaluates manufacturing in the new era created using digital machine tools. The grand prize, “Regenerative Reliquary” produced by Amy Karle shined. “Regenerative Reliquary” reproduces the bones in the human hand made with 3D printers and human stem cells. It is a work that draws the possibility of life from inanimate objects and opens questions on the mystery of life.” (translated)

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YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017

YouFab Global Creative Awards are prestigious awards that serve as a platform to unearth and promote new ideas and works that can shape our future. This year’s winners were selected from 227 works from 26 countries. Amy Karle’s work “Regenerative Reliquary” is grand prize winner. The Winning Works will be displayed at Good Design Marunouchi (Tokyo) from February 9th to February 23rd, 2018.

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“Global Foundation Award for Digital Fabrication Area “YouFab 2017” Award Winners Released”

“YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017 Grand Prize was awarded to “Regenerative Reliquary” by American bioartist Amy Karle. It is a human hand design made with 3D printers and human stem cells. Human mesenchymal stem cells are planted in the 3D printed hand skeleton and the cells gradually grow into bone along the hand shape. It is a work which explores the meaning of being “human being” across the barriers of art, design, science, technology and the mystery of life.” (translated)