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Profile: Amy Karle – “It’s Really Important That We Choose and Focus on the Future We Want to Achieve”
“Human induced evolution can occur much quicker than natural evolution and we can’t undo things like genetic editing so this is where it takes the most conscious awareness… we can easily see the potential doomsday scenarios, but we can also see enlightened futures as well. I can see all these different kinds of futures that are available to us, and it’s really important that we choose and focus on the future that we want to achieve. We cannot always achieve that, but if we are working towards that, we can get a lot closer than if we are blindly going into the future without thinking about it – without being conscious about it.” –Amy Karle
The piece, which creator Artist Amy Karle describes as a “relic of the future,” not only pushes the limits of fabrication and medical technology, it also raises profound questions about the future of art, design, science, religion, and even life (and death) itself. “I’m exploring how to heal and enhance the body with our new technologies, but I’m also considering, on another level: if we do use these new technologies to heal and enhance us—if we can make replacement parts, and we extend our life exponentially—what will the meaning of life be? And how do we start having those conversations? If we aren’t faced with the idea of death, what does it mean to be alive?” – Amy Karle
“Art and science have become so separated, so divided. If you go back in time, to the Renaissance, to Ancient Greece, any center that had a boom of creativity had a boom of both art and science…”
Bio-artist Amy Karle will present her “Feast of Eternity,” a 3-D print of a human skull that utilizes crystallization mimicking cell growth, which will “represent the mystery, delicacy and preciousness of life.
In Celebration of Women’s History Month, The Futures Forum presents: The Future History of Women – Voicing Herstory — A Special Podcast hosted by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, White House Champion of Change and Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum/Development Foresight Institute. She interviews Amy Karle, Bio Artist and designer whose work can be seen as artifacts of speculative futures where digital, biological and physical systems merge – with an exploration into the FUTURE HISTORY of Women because the United Nations Sustainable Development #5 speaks specifically to the development and inclusion of Women 2030 & beyond.
“I’m either fighting an uphill battle or I’m doing it against all odds – maybe both” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle … integrates mind, body and technology to create art and explore what it means to be human.
“My work serves a platform to explore who we want to become; how are we going to use our technology to become the type of individual and society that we want to be? Especially when we are looking at artificial intelligence or genetic editing, where this human induced evolution can happen much more rapidly than the natural would. This could be a very concerning scenario so its important that we stop and think these scenarios through and employ these tools and technologies to help us get to our best and highest good”. – Amy Karle
Humanity, Technology Join Hands in Life/Art/Science/Tech Festival at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
The hauntingly beautiful object resembling a human skull was designed by bioartist Amy Karle with the idea of “healing and enhancing a future body.” … “This exhibition explores mysterious and unpredictable artistic forms that serve to provoke how we think about the complex relationship between humans and their technology.” – Curator Joel Slayton. Karle’s work speculates a future where technology can heal and empower human beings. “The desire to enhance the body and find freedom by matching our physical and internal identity is an element of the human condition.” – Karle
Are artists better at predicting the future than scientists or policy-makers? Can more collaboration between art and technology help prepare societies for the future in an age of massive and rapid technological change? … Amy Karle is exploring what it means to be human in a future where human bodies are enhanced by digital technology inside us. “Many people think of technology as something outside of ourselves like a computer or a robot but I think of technology as something we can embody in ourselves to be more human … like a pacemaker, we’re seeing this life that has been given more hope and continues to live on”. – Amy Karle
Change can be both frightening and exhilarating. Amy Karle, a transmedia artist and designer believes we are at an exciting time in history… she suggested the many technological advancements taking place indicate we are on the “cusp of a new renaissance.”
…She said, “Working together with art and technology, we can make sense of the future.”
“The step that we’re at in humanity right now is humans and technology merging… I’m looking at the unification of infotech and biotech and how we can leverage that to be more human” – Amy Karle
(broadcast in German)
(Video) Artiste majeure en matière d’impression 3D de tissus vivants, elle a dernièrement fait pousser une main à partir de cellules humaines.
Like a fringed Dr. Frankenstein, the American Amy Karle poses on her palette live tissues that reproduce and build works in 3D. Between biology and digital printing, it gives life to chimeras that self-generate. Recognized as a major artist and expert in 3D printing, she designs with her latest work “The Relic That Regenerates” (translated)
(4 Articles) The winners of the prestigious YouFab Global Creative Awards organized by Fabcafe Global have been announced. The grand prize was awarded to “Regenerative Reliquary” by American bioartist Amy Karle. The piece is both an artwork of refined aesthetics and an illustration of technological developments in cell culture and 3D-printing living matter… a very sci-fi installation for growing human tissue inside a bioreactor-incubator. Beyond the aesthetics of a luminous hand submerged in nurturing fluid, the concept could also be applied to personalized medical prosthetics, grown from the patient’s own body cells… It is a work which explores the meaning of being human across the barriers of art, design, science, technology and the mystery of life. (translated)
“The more we practice the more we specialize. When we inquire or work in the same area of focus, we develop a way of doing things, a signature style and an expertise. This knowledge not only resides in the area of the brain that can be thought of or expressed in language. It also resides in our bodies and our emotions, and in our kinesthetic expression. It affects how we do things and the energy that we bring to those tasks.” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle’s work is recorded in this Bio Art movement and does not settle for creating a meeting between human body and advanced technologies, for making them coexist but she is establishing them in unison in symbols of an enquiry we could qualify to be anthropological. The match between biotechnologies and the body are asking questions about our connection to our humanity. Her work is not only innovative because it suggests ideas which could be directly applied to body’s reconstructive surgeries, but also because it can serve as a springboard in raising self-awareness.
“The point we are at in our human evolution now is the merging of humanity and technology. These TV shows that show interacting with Robots is a future case scenario that really isn’t that far off… the Artificial Intelligence component of that is to learn what your preferences are, to speak into your ears and look into your eyes in a way that would make your heart flutter”- Amy Karle
Today, contemporary fashion technicians push far beyond the boundaries of what we call wearable… emerging sectors in the field of wearable technology include the Biological-couture invented by artist Amy Karle, who creates garments that have been baptized bionic fashion. (translated)
Amy Karle: “There are opportunities for women, minorities, and all types of minds to be leaders in 3D Printing. It’s not about sex or skintone, it’s about being dynamic, innovative, flexible and smart”
“I use tools and technology as a mirror to the self, as a mirror of who we are, who we want to and could become.” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle is a bioartist, designer and futurist… using cutting edge technology like genetic engineering to create designs that challenge us to rethink what it means to be human.
Art made with the new tools of the fourth industrial revolution, including 3D printing, digital tools and digital manufacturing serve to positively impact human evolution in ways not previously witnessed. Although the human condition, nature and events continue to capture the attention of artists, the utilization and exploration of these tools in the production of art and design makes advancements and innovations across many fields in ways that have the potential to influence and make contributions that fundamentally benefit humankind.
Technology, for Karle, is a chance to overcome impairments, to augment the body… also she states ‘I am a great advocate of medical freedom.’ Karle pleads not for eugenics or compulsive augmentation, but for the self-determination of every human being… What worries Karle is a possible class contrast between those who will afford expensive implants and prostheses and the poor. The checks and balances for this, as well as for genetics, are simply not yet mature. It is precisely the changes made by genetic engineering that can not be reversed, fears Karle. (translated)
(see Karle’s work at 4:00)
We are constantly connected to the digital world… we can talk to our digital assistants… but we are just getting used to the possibilities of communicating with machines. We explore these themes and the current state of technology with the artists and scientists presenting at “ Artificial Intelligence: the Other I” exhibition at Ars Electronica in Linz… “Merging with technology is not all positive nor all negative, it’s a force, it’s a currency, and it depends on how we use it, towards what ends” Karle says (translated)
Amy Karle works in a large-scale co-operation with science to make art… we are disturbed and fascinated as we are inspired to think about our nature and our inner being. (translated)
Since our aspiration to realize “the other ego” is undeniable in our human destiny, we are faced with very complex questions to answer. (translated)
by Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schopf, & Hannes Leopoldseder
Leveraging the intelligence of human stem cells, Amy Karle created “Regenerative Reliquary”… “Regenerative Reliquary” made artistic, scientific and technological advances as it required and inspired new innovations for its creation, as well as influencing a new way of thinking. Amy Karle’s bioart work expands opportunities for art and design, biomedical applications, healing and enhancing our bodies, and opens minds to create things that it was never possible to create before.
The current field of wearable technology is a diverse movement of e-textiles makers and computer aided design fabricators primarily being pioneered by a clan of women in tech around the planet. Contemporary fashion technologists today push the boundaries of the very word wearable… emerging fields within wearable technology include Biological-couture invented by artist Amy Karle, who creates transformational body work described as bionic fashion…
Smart fibers developed through technology, sustainable materials and processes will not be a utopia. Although it seems impossible, clothing that removes its spots on its own or even prevents acne is a reality, as well as are materials from less polluting biological fibers. These are the most outstanding innovations in the industry: … Amy Karle has already explored silhouettes and sartorial constructions through an artifact that seems distant to many. (translated)
Rodolfo Rodriguez visita a File 2017, Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, em SP. See Amy Karle’s work starting at :14
“I use new technology and the body to make art and design work and in the process of creating the work I’m using technology that can actually be used to heal and enhance the body” – Amy Karle
Transmedia artist and designer Amy Karle uses mind and body as her creative medium. Her techniques can be used to make clothing, but are not limited to art and fashion as there are many possibilities for implementation in industrial design and medicine. (translated)
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs… After a rigorous selection process, we are thrilled to announce the six artists chosen to participate in the 2018 American Arts Incubator: … Amy Karle, Poland. …The six American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of differences.
Mônica Bergamo | Society Column
The FILE Electronic Language International Festival exhibition was opened with the presence of the president of the institution, curators of the show, and artist Amy Karle who has exhibited works at the show… (translated)
The artworks at FILE play with senses and cause unusual sensations of visitors that turn the mood of how we perceive reality. This exhibition brings together the latest contemporary works of art that use technological resources to conceive works in artistic expression. This American artist [Amy Karle] who created dresses from body scans and digital manufacturing discusses how we all speak electronic language and communicate through digital media.(translated)
Art is said to imitate life. In the case of American artist Amy Karle, this statement is almost literal. Joining mind, body, science and technology in a creative process called bio-art, Amy makes fashion that mimics the body. (translated)
Cited as the most relevant event of electronic art in Latin America, the International Festival of Electronic Language (FILE) event … including the selection of the fashion work of American Amy Karle … aims to make the public experience and reflect on the new concepts that the Electronic art carries with it, as the active participation of people with the work… (translated)
The largest festival of art and technology in Latin America brings together 370 works. One of the highlights of the event is undoubtedly the Internal Dialogue collection of the American Artist Amy Karle, who explores details of the human anatomy in clothing through high tech sewing techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting. (translated)
Switching up conventions about the body and beauty, the selections from her “Internal Collection” showing at FILE represent internal anatomy in external wearable form. Merging anatomy, fashion, and technology, each piece is created by hand and digital manufacturing technologies. By depicting designs inspired by anatomy, this work communicates that, when we share our likeness and what is going on inside of us, an opportunity is offered for finding beauty within ourselves and connection with others.
We live in a time where the meaning of impossible needs to be updated. … Artist Amy Karle has an interesting new project that combines 3D printing with stem cell research called “Regenerative Reliquary “… There’s something miraculous about giving something vital like a limb or an organ to someone to needs it. In the past, it couldn’t be done, but with the future in sight, we’re slowly changing our minds on that.
Using laser cutting machinery in the fashion world offers several advantages over more traditional processes… fashion designers can benefit from laser systems and create patterns in less time and with more precision… One designer, Amy Karle, artist in residence at Autodesk, scans drawings into a computer program where they are scaled to fit on a human body. The design is then input into a laser cutter that cuts the design onto sheets of fabric. While some designs are meant for fashion shows, museums or other special events, the commercial potential for laser-cut clothing is huge. Put into mainstream retail use, the technology could help customers achieve the elusive “perfect fit” at long last.
For Amy Karle, fashion offers the opportunity to change identity and the way they feel about ourselves. In making her recent dresses, she shows what is inside everyone that we all have in common: organs, bones, blood. To create her clothes, the designer uses the 3D printer [digital manufacturing and laser cutting] in order to create something totally new. She explains that by learning about the digital manufacturing technologies, her brain went to work in a different way, making her have more innovative ideas than she would have if she were making clothes in the traditional way alone. (translated)
“I believe 3D printing for healthcare is the most disruptive use of 3D printing — the area that this technology can make the largest positive impact on humanity.” – Amy Karle
At the intersection of art and STEM, artists have integrated new technology to be a medium and inspiration for their work… Utilizing 3D printing, Amy Karle was able to create Regenerative Reliquary, a new media art, by printing stem cells and a scaffold to build bone… Perhaps through art, we as scientists can bridge the gap between the STEM community and the public and excite a broader audience about new and novel ideas.
Appearances can be deceptive: the work is a scientific piece yet the colors are so perfectly balanced, the lighting is surreal, drawing in the viewer in a way we would never see in a laboratory. An art object is what we see here. Bio-art, as it is called: by bio-artist Amy Karle, who previously designed, among other things, dresses based on the cardiovascular system. (translated)
“We recognize a number of the most inspirational and influential women working in the 3D printing industry today. Each of them is contributing to the industry in different ways and helping to shape the way 3D printing has a positive impact on design, engineering, manufacturing…”
see Amy Karle’s work at 1:31
SCIENCE, ART & FASHION: Meet Amy Karle, an artist and designer who uses the mind, body, science and technology to create art
“I create artwork as a way to enable people to look at the beauty and mystery in the structure of how life works” –Amy Karle
“Mind, body, science and technology are synonyms for art for the American Artist Amy Karle, who with her creative processes has created a new category: bioart.” (translated)
“Amy Karle has made many pieces of clothing using technological and artistic methods at the same time. She draws on biology to influence her awe-inspiring designs… and the techniques used are not limited only to fashionable clothing, but with many possibilities for potential applications” (translated)
“This 3D Printed Art Project [by Amy Karle] Could Have Medical Applications… potential use of this technology could be in bone grafts or tissue implants in the future”
“Transmedia artist and designer Amy Karle uses mind and body as her creative medium and technology in the execution. Her techniques can be used to make clothing, but it is not limited to fashion as there are many possibilities of applications also in industrial design.” (translated)
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“I love ‘playing’ with materials of all kinds – not just textiles – to see what their limits are, how they can be used in new and different ways, re-mixing, and applying techniques used for one material to another.” [Amy Karle] shows you how to apply branding techniques…
“Karle is a bioartist who uses the mind-body, science and technology to create art. Karle’s artwork taps our concepts of what it means to be human and in this body, expressing internal, ephemeral experiences in visual forms.”
“I create artwork about the body,” Karle said. “I work across a lot of different platforms, but the body is the consistent theme. I’m curious about what it means to be human… As an artist, you’re a provocateur but also a storyteller. In this scenario, I’m showing the intelligence of how stem cells work…”
Karle hopes her work will inspire scientists who are growing bone for medical use. ‘I have an opportunity to bring attention to this type of research,’ she says. The hand also raises questions about growing body parts in a lab.
“Regenerative Reliquary is a 3D printed scaffold made of biodegradable hydrogel that disintegrates over time, with the aim that stem cells seeded onto the design will grow tissue and mineralize into bone along the scaffold.”
Karle’s work starts at :36
“Its such an exciting time when art and design can partner with science and technology to create things that we never thought were possible to create before” –Amy Karle
“At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle. The idea behind her work was to use live cells as the components of a sculptural form. By harnessing the natural functions of the cells, replication and growth, she uses them to build her sculpture around a scaffold that she has created…”
“Karle’s work establishes a new discipline in the art world called Bioart, an art form whereby sculptures are grown from living materials. This also has vast potential for healthcare, beauty, fitness and a new way of thinking and making. Karle explains that in the future, not only could we fabricate additions to our bodies and…”
‘Artist Amy Karle has been dedicated to exploring the relationship between the human body and technology for years. She has taken her work to the field of “BioArt”, one of the most recent currents of contemporary art… interesting work that allows finding new ways of conceiving art, as well as contributing in the medical field’ (translated)
“…there is no doubt that this project transcends science and technology”
“Equal parts art and science, and a fusion of what Karle calls “generative art and regenerative medicine”, the work is just as groundbreaking as it is beautiful.”
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“Amy Karle expanded her bioart into creating artwork out of living cells… she embarked on groundbreaking work growing a hand design in live bone from human stem cells along a biofriendly, biodegradable 3D printed lattice; opening a new form of artwork, as well as expanding opportunities for enhancing our bodies, biomedical applications, and making things that were never possible to make before.”
“Working at the intersection of art, technology, and design, Artist Amy Karle is in the midst of her own boundary-pushing bone grafting project. For Regenerative Reliquary, she is hacking bone cells… Karle calls her project a fusion of generative art and regenerative medicine, the idea being that the two disciplines…”
“I’m an artist who uses the body as the medium… I’m inspired to use the body because it helps us to understand what we’re all made of… I started making artwork inspired by bones and started thinking about how I can actually grow bone. I wanted to grow cells along a form I designed so I embarked this process of…”
“Karle explores human biology through technology and art through… She hopes her work can contribute to answers to important questions about human biology. Karle has already released open source instructions for creating 3D-printed lattices for cell culture. She says she’s inspired by A neural algorithm for artistic style, and Deep Dream. She’s working on related projects that may eventually be used to create…”
“The most significant impact on my life from studying and making work with the body and mind is the understanding that things that we think are fixed or concrete are not. My work has shown me that there are always other options, which led to an intrinsic understanding that we can remake ourselves into who we want to become.” – Amy Karle
“As artists and designers we are no longer tied to working with inanimate objects like clay, metal or fiber. It is really exciting when I think of how we can grow our own sculptures. I hope to inspire other artists and designers to think about possibilities of what they could make beyond what we are traditionally trained to use”. – Amy Karle
“I turned to synthetic biology and regenerative medicine and set out on a journey of creating artwork that could grow into form. Using CAD design and 3D printing, I created scaffolds to encourage cell growth into a certain form, a 3D printed framework that tissue can regenerate on.” – Amy Karle
“I was creating artwork with parametric and generative digital design to create forms, but it felt like there was something I could tap inherent with more mystery and surprises in the real world. So I looked within the body, at how cells articulate into different forms – what makes a cell become a beating heart, skin, or bone.” – Amy Karle
Open source instructions on how to make 3D printed scaffolds for cell culture by Amy Karle
An artist aims to grow a human hand design from stem cells. She worked with scientists to design a trellis made of a hydrogel that will form an armature for the cells. Karle and her team is now culturing stem cells from bone marrow to add to the trellis, where she hopes they will grow into our signature body part.
Interesting results are anticipated [from Karle’s piece Regenerative Reliquary], although it will probably take years to see them, but this type of development is what anticipates the relationship between 3D printing and the organs of the future. (translated)
It all started because Amy Karle wanted to grow her own exoskeleton. But after experimenting with 3-D printing bones while Artist in Residence at Autodesk, she set her sights on something a little smaller and more intimate. She decided to grow a human hand design.
“A major portion of this artwork that I’m creating is the cells that I use. I consider: what does it mean for this piece to have human cells growing and proliferating outside of the body? My mother was a research scientist and I grew up in the lab with her. I feel inspired by her whenever I do this kind of work. She has passed away now, but I consider what would it mean if I could use her cancer cells in this piece and they could live on?” –Amy Karle
Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. Her most recent work uses the building blocks of life: cells. As an Artist in Residence at Pier 9, Amy collaborated with Autodesk to create “Regenerative Reliquary,” a sculpture consisting of 3D printed scaffolds for cell growth in a bioreactor. The intention is that stem cells seeded onto these scaffolds will grow into bone. She hopes that this project serves as a foundation for further exploration and opens conversations about the awe and mystery of life, transhumanism, synthetic biology, the future of medicine and implants, and things that could be made from the building blocks of life.
As technology and the body become increasingly connected both in our daily lives and more significantly through medical research, Karle’s project is an important one. On a personal level as well.
Karle’s work is a reminder that our bodies are built out of molecules and atoms that are inanimate but take on life when brought together in the right patterns. To repair our bodies, we must first take them apart. In Karle’s work, this basic truth takes on a horrifying beauty.
Open source instructions on how to 3D scan the body by Amy Karle… how to capture three dimensional scan data / reality capture of the body for CAD modeling,prosthesis, wearables, fashion design, pattern making, fitness and training, portraiture, avatars, figurines, action figures and more.
Open source instructions on how to make unique fashion design patters to laser cut by Amy Karle
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