Generative and Autonomous Art: How Does It Affect Copyright Law?

‘Not only are we “fighting” for copyright with machines, but humans and animals have a new co-creation relationship. Bioart is an artistic practice that combines art with living tissues, bacteria, living bodies and life processes. Artist Amy Karle uses the intelligence of human stem cells to create artwork. Under the framework of controlled conditions, the artist allows these forms to grow on their own, giving up control over the way they develop.’ (translated)

Atlas of Data Bodies 1: Body images in art, design and science in the age of digital media

“What fascinates Karle, especially with regards to the human body, is the contradictory potential of technology… In art, it is possible to negotiate inescapable questions as well as utopian and dystopian future scenarios. But how does the convergence, mixing and reconfiguration of organic and artificial bodies affect our definition of what it means to be human? In relation to the significance of illness, healing, and technology within her biography, Karle exposes philosophical lines and nodes around the human body and its fragility. Her works are hybrids that embrace artistic as well as scientific methodologies. As such, she can be described as one of the most relevant representatives of Bioart.”

Artist Amy Karle’s Inaugural Exhibition in the Metaverse

“Karle has shown in museums worldwide including The Smithsonian, The Mori Museum, Ars Electronica, and the Centre Pompidou, and is now exhibiting this NFT art collection for her first exhibition in the metaverse! OnCyber Wake Gallery can be viewed March 7-21, 2022… The digital artworks in The Skull Collection explore the meaning of mortality and question the implications of technology on humanity that remains in the digital domain. The artworks are contemplations of how we can transcend the physical into the digital after we die.”

NgraphT by Keevo Partners with Artist Amy Karle to Drop First NFT Art Collection

“Encouraged by NFT collectors to curate and share her NFT artwork, her first drop has been highly anticipated. Half of the collection sold out in the first 30 minutes during the early access mint-list… Karle’s genesis drop, The Skull Collection, is a series of artworks created from 3D scans of a human skull illuminating her explorations into the legacy of our digital remains after we die… Rumors of Karle creating an NFT drop have sent the traditional art-world into a frenzy with global key players pre-booking Karle for exhibits including her NFTs. Her NFTs are solid investments, as her value in the space is projected to sky-rocket because of her reputation and trajectory as an artist.”

Enter the Skull Collection: Keevo Partners with Artist Amy Karle for an Original NFT Collection

“For all the disruptive cycles of the crypto-world, it is NFTs that fuse artists, technology, investors, and collectors in immutable symbiosis. This is why, for our first NFT collection, we’ve partnered with an artist built for the Metaverse… Amy Karle. As a highly acclaimed, ultra-Contemporary artist, we could tell right away that she is set to become one of the leading female artists in the blockchain space.”

“Gaia: Genes, Calculations, Intelligent Design and Automata Illusory Self; Other Realms” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 14 domestic and foreign artists show the collision of art and technology

“Amy Karle’s creations integrate digital, physical and biological systems to show the material and spiritual aspects of life… [her artworks] launch a new spiritual ritual, and transform themselves into the figure of “Gaia” in the age of technology.” (translated)

Historicization and Relational Dialectics of Contemporary Art and Technology:“Gaia.: Gene, algorithm, intelligent design, automata_A mirage self, The Other Realm”

“Science provides facts about truth, art provides meaning about truth. After the former is applied and transformed into an art form by the artist, the focus is no longer on the functional imagination of the tool, but more on how the artist can escape from the rigorous logical dialectics, reflect on and respond to the impact of new scientific knowledge and technology on civilization, and Through the exploration of aesthetics and spirituality, it shows the “illusory self” imagined by human beings through technology, and the ideal “other realm” that they try to create… While transforming herself into the figure of “Gaia” in the age of technology, the artist Amy Karle also looks back at the key to human evolution… This spiritual ceremony can be described as the first floor exhibition room of the “Gaia” exhibition, which sums up the past and the future.” (Translated)

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur | Ep236 Amy Karle – Internationally Award-Winning Bioartist (podcast, start @ 4m)

Amy Karle is an internationally award-winning artist and a successful entrepreneur. In this illuminating and motivating interview, Amy Karle discusses her artwork, philosophy and approach, the source of her inspiration and drive, and her business practices surrounding facing fears and the importance of deadlines and a healthy regiment, setting smart goals, and what success means to her.

Controversy and Challenges: Future Metaverse Art

‘In the future, after brain-computer and human-computer integration technology is formed, the sensor will be directly connected to the neural network. This is not a virtual experience, but a real feeling. You who enter the virtual digital world are the real immortality of you. In the future, the brain-computer connection technology will download and upload a person’s consciousness and memory to another body, machine, or computer. If you live on the computer, you can also move freely in the metaverse. In 2011, Amy Karle experimented with this in her “Biofeedback Art”, where she reflected her body and consciousness in a fusion of technology and bio-performance. Biological clones are banned, but you can work through real-time virtual humans and robot avatars, without wasting time walking in physical space, and instantly travel to other places.’ (translated)

“Aura Reproduction”: Body Image Reproduction

‘As an artist and designer, Amy Karle likes to think about questions like: who do we want to become? how can we reshape ourselves and our bodies? If we can use real cells and living organic tissues, what could we make? “This is the era of the integration of people and technology, and we can use art and tech to be anyone we want to be… New technology enables artists to express themselves through new tools.” (Karle)… Plato divided the world into “visible” and “knowable”, thinking that the “world of appearances” is a copy of the “world of ideas”. The technological medium enables the invisible to appear metaphorically as the present, and the creative use of the reproduction medium produces another kind of “thing”. Amy Karle’s work demonstrates that it is not only in understanding the original meaning of things, but it is possible to develop its own new logic and structure.’ (translated)

An Artist’s Ghost: Embodiment, Exponential Technology, and Afterlife artist talk by Amy Karle (video)

What does it mean to be alive at this time of merging with technology? In this subnetTALK, Artist Amy Karle will lead a discussion around her work, illuminating how she leverages the body as a medium + exponential technologies (including biotech, 3D printing, AI, Neutral Networking, Blockchain, BCIs) as tools for generating possibilities; engaging in new ways of expressing and communicating; to create hybridized forms of art about the future in a post-natural world; and to reveal larger, more fundamental questions of the impacts on ourselves and our future.

Metal Magazine | Amy Karle: It’s Beautiful and It’s Scary

Karle is dedicated to creating works that challenge the human condition and questions what exactly it means to be human in the first place… Karle creates enticing works that go beyond its futuristic appearance, they are projects that one day may be used as blueprints for possible solutions in the medical realm… She uses the combination of art and science to create a healthy relationship between humanity and technology, one that heals and restores.

Biometric art in the perspective of the philosophy of post- and transhumanism: towards post-affective aesthetics (book)

This comprehensive study of biometric art defines the very category of biometric art, which includes art and science projects based on biometric data and strategies for bioparameterization of the body. Main areas of biometric art are outlined in the book including projects based on medical imaging studies, on the activities of biosensors, on self-monitoring, as well as on biometric identification methods… A number of Amy Karle’s projects are discussed in this book. Karle does not define all her activities as bio-art, dividing her projects into bio-art, biofeedback art, wearables, sculptures, performance art etc. (translated)

Bioart With Amy Karle: How 3D Printing Connects Art, Science, Humanity

“In this episode, I had the pleasure to interview bioartist Amy Karle. We were able to have an in-depth conversation surrounding not only Amy Karle’s major artworks using 3D printing and Bioprinting, but also her personal journey as a bioartist and the meanings behind her artworks. Some of the questions we explored include: What does bioprinted organ replace imply for humanity and our identities? Who has the right to live and access technology that can prolong life? Who will have access to bioprinted or 3D printed medical devices first? What is the role of an artist in terms of aesthetics? How does an artist feel about generative design? Threatened by robots?”

TIPE Women in 3D Printing Podcast Series (video)

In this dynamic and wide-ranging interview, Women in 3D Printing interviews Amy Karle. Topics include Karle’s background and why she got into 3D printing, medical futuring / bioprinting replacement parts / bioethics, and how art and exponential technology can be used for the best and highest good of humanity, ecology, evolution and the planet.

Amy Karle uses 3D printing in thought-provoking futurist art

“To mark Women’s History month this March, 3D printing company HP is highlighting an ongoing collaboration with artist Amy Karle. Karle, who is known for her future-oriented projects, has adopted 3D printing as a medium, using the technology and its design capabilities to reimagine art and create boundary-pushing pieces.”

Wikipedia: Amy Karle by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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. Karle uses body based investigation and the actual science and technology as tools in the process of creating the artworks. Amy Karle’s artworks include new media art, bioart, computational art, hybrid art, body art, durational performance art, installation art, and garments and wearable art (translated).

Artfacts: Amy Karle

Amy Karle is an Ultra-Contemporary artist. Amy Karle is mostly exhibited in Japan andFrance. The most important show was The Factory of Life – La Fabrique du vivant at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2019. Other important shows were at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and Ars Electronica Center in Linz. Amy Karle has been exhibited with The Tissue Culture & Art Project, EcoLogic Studio, Mark Stelarc, Mehmet “Memo” Akten.

ideaXme | Amy Karle Interview: exponential technology and ethics series

The first interview in ideaXme’s exponential technology and ethics series is with Artist Amy Karle, BioArtist and Futurist. Amy shares with us her views on the interface between exponential technology and ethics… Amy is exploring the possibility of creating replacement parts for diseased organs. Amy talks of her award winning work and discusses the critical role ethics must play in the development of exponential technologies.

TIPE 3D Conference | Pushing the Limits of Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare (Video)

As part of the “first ever all female speaker 3D printing conference”, industry leaders Amy Karle, Chengxi Wang, Jenny Chen and Laura Kastenmayer discuss “Pushing the Limits of Additive Manufacturing in Healthcare” including: creativity and innovation; accessibility, education, collaboration; digital & additive manufacturing to support ending the covid-19 pandemic; how panelists would ultimately push AM in healthcare if the sky’s the limit

Religion and the Digital Arts (Book)

ISBN:9789004447592, 9004447598
With degrees in Philosophy and Art and Design, Amy Karle’s work explores the deep questions at the intersection of the human experience and technology: What happens when technology surpasses humanity? Can we use technology to indefinitely prolong life? How does technology enable life after death? How might we use technology to redesign the human body?

ARTIST + SCIENTIST: Future visions (Video)

How can art support science? And how can science support art? Follow the discussion between award-winning Artist Amy Karle and Erasmus MC’s research team Roberto Narcisi, Enrique Andres Sastre and Yannick Nossin who believe these two fields go hand in hand with each other. In the end, aren’t art and science seeking for the same answers? How will science and all its data look like in the future? And what essential role can art take in this?

Online Artist Talks (Video)

Get to know the artists of (UN)REAL! Who are they? What kind of art do they make, and what is their (UN)REAL artwork about? In this video you will get to know each artists that have participated in (UN)REAL exhibition at Science Gallery Rotterdam including Amy Karle who created Morphologies of Resurrection.

Quarantime! | Episode 44: What is Reality? An Exclusive Quarantime Investigation(video)

More than ever people are asking, what’s real? How did this ever become an urgent question for our daily lives, a matter of ever greater disagreement and discord? “Are We As Gods? Bio Reality with Amy Karle” begins ~35:30
Amy Karle is an internationally award-winning bioartist working at the nexus of where digital, physical and biological systems merge. Her art and enquiry explores ethical questions about our god like power to author in biological and genetic media, and ultimately asks how we might create a positive better future and not a dystopian one.

Cyberpunks | Bioartist Amy Karle Delivers New Hope in Regenerative Reliquary

For many artists, the expression of the human condition comes through pain. Emotional, psychological toiling expelled into the world. Perhaps no one’s artistic trauma manifests more materially than the work of Amy Karle. Amy grew up with a rare and dangerous genetic disorder known as aplasia cutis, the missing of skin on the scalp. From such beginnings, Karle pioneered a new form of artistic expression: Bioart…It’s a style of art just past the threshold of science–experimentation for the sake of creativity in lieu of medicinal remedy.

3D Printers Evolve Art

There is also a group of artists like Amy Karle who have managed to find a new way to explore art from these technological advantages. Karle uses what she sees as “exponential technologies” and incorporates additive manufacturing technologies “because it has the potential to create more organically, it is more like the intelligence of how nature is formed and grows.” For this artist, the use of new technologies makes nature much closer to its forms…Thanks to additive manufacturing technologies related to many industries, such as the medical industry, the development of materials, 3D printing in construction, artists are allowed to explore areas that were previously unthinkable, begin to introduce themselves to bioprinting, as Amy Karle did, or the development of new materials, and their relationship with nature like Neri Oxman. This new generation is artists, bio-artists, techno artists, material explorers who ironically try to get a little closer to nature through new technologies. And this seems to be just the beginning.

Ars Electronica X .art Domains – The Digital Launch You Don’t Want to Miss

Artist Amy Karle comments, “I use technology as a mirror to the self, to who we are and to who we can become. My work questions and maps the new world of humans merging with technology, and what could be done to shape a more positive future. My Digital Twins that are featured in the Ars Electronica. ART Gallery … examine material and spiritual aspects of life, opening visions of how technology could be utilized to support and enhance humanity. The projects probe how exponential technology and interventions could heal and enhance the body – and even alter the course of evolution.”   

The Meeting Of Organic And Technology In The Work Of Amy Karle

Technological progress is often understood as the opposite pole to nature and organicity, however some artists seek to create bridges between technology and human experience. Among them, the American artist Amy Karle stands out… Amy Karle shows us that technological devices can be tools to better understand and reflect on the condition of being human. How the paths of technology and organic can intertwine, creating extremely productive connections (translated).

The University of British Columbia | AI, Robotics, Smart Cities, Architecture and the Arts How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow

Amy Karle has crafted an extraordinary line… The materials mimic the pulmonary system, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons or the nervous system literally turning the wearer’s battle for life inside out. …Bioengineering, genetic engineering and other forms of biotechnology were explored as solutions to treat incurable diseases and even improve all types of performance… bio artworks included The Heart of Evolution (2019), a higher performance human heart created by Amy Karle – exploring to what degree humans should change their bodies.

Biopolitics In Future And The Arts: Ai, Robotic, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow

Internal Collection, 2016-2017 series of fashion designs by Amy Karle, that imitate human body features such as ligaments and tendons, pulmonary and nervous system… The intention to imitate bodily organs is quite innovative and a striking artistic intention, these ‘organic’ designs connote sexuality and desire… Until present day, nudity has always been a political taboo, in most cultures it is prohibited. Such artistic intention suggests that sex has been used as a political tool for control… This biopolitical enigma questions our notions of dress code, where sex in general has been something secretive, difficult to reach and in order to obtain it, one must comply to the system forces and hegemonies to attain it.

(UN)REAL exhibition Catalog (book)

What is real, and how are you sure it is so? Can you be confident in your perceptions when so many experiences are digital or influenced by the changing chemistry and architecture of your brain? (UN)REAL, the inaugural exhibition of Science Gallery Rotterdam at Erasmus MC, presents art projects that respond to this fertile terrain between the actual and the perceived.
Includes Amy Karles artwork… These works can serve as bridges of understanding and platforms for debate, but perhaps even more important, they are welcome signs, announcing a new meeting place for research, society, art, and healthcare.

The Lowry | World Class Digital Art

Digital Art is a fascinating area of creativity that sees artists using technology to create the very latest in art practice. From performance to the visual arts, in the UK and internationally there are beautiful and powerful imaginings being created for theatres, galleries, public spaces, online and unique locations… American artist Amy Karle was part of our 2019-2020 exhibition THE STATE OF US… listening to her thought process and methods reveals just how far artists have come in harnessing and experimenting with technology advances as they create new ideas.

Design Milk | Amy Karle Unlocks The Potential Of Humanity’s Future

Amy Karle created a series of artworks, each intended to imagine novel forms based upon extinct species to explore “hypothetical evolutions through technological regeneration.” … the collection evokes the golden era of natural history museums (and perhaps the age of cabinets of curiosities), “specimens and relics” investigating the relationship between structures that once served creatures of eons past for the purpose of finding application for future forms using their framework of stability, flexibility, and strength.

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 that use real meat. (translated)

Velas Magazine | 10 of the most inspirational women in the world

There are many women who have positively impacted their environment throughout history, most of which have been through social, economic, humanitarian, scientific, artistic, legal, and technological achievements. Today we dedicate this list to 10 women who are inspiring their communities and the world… Born with a health disorder that caused the absence of skin, Amy Karle was soon convinced of the capabilities of the human body when exposed to the right technological conditions. She is an award-winning bioartist, who designed a human hand with 3D-printed scaffolds and stem cells. “Biotechnology can lead us to a very promising future or irreversible demise. It is of vital importance that we thoroughly and thoughtfully contemplate the range of dangers and potentials and work together to establish strategies to utilize our technology for the best and highest good of humanity.” – Amy Karle

HP Collaborates With Amy Karle, Leading 3D Printing Artist And Futurist

Amy Karle’s mission is to positively impact others, raise consciousness and contribute to social, political, and technical development by making and sharing her work. As an artist and designer, Karle uses HP Multi Jet Fusion technologies which include the Jet Fusion 5200 and 580 printing systems to build her pieces, creating art that catalytically examines material and spiritual aspects of life and opens minds to future visions of how technology could be utilized to unlock human potential.

BBC 100 Women | The Woman Creating Art with Human Stem Cells 

“Amy Karle is a bioartist. She combines art, science, and technology, using live tissue to create her work. For her latest project she has 3D-printed a beating heart; her next step is to make a version that uses human stem cells. In making her art, she helps develop new understanding and techniques, that could be used by researchers in the future.

Smithsonian | Open Access Remix

Artist Amy Karle created nine sculptures in two series examining the possibilities of reconstructive technologies and the potential and the pitfalls of future evolution that come with technological advancements. The sculptures are based on the 66-million-year-old Triceratops at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which made history as the first “digital dinosaur”—the first 3D scan of an entire dinosaur skeleton executed by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office.

Smithsonian | 21st-Century Diffusion with Smithsonian Open Access

It was important to inspire both our own staff and people worldwide with some early examples of what Smithsonian Open Access will stimulate. These early collaborators included artists, innovators, educators, technologists, and more and their projects inspire delight… Artist Amy Karle created a sculpture series examining the possibilities of reconstructive technologies and the potential and the pitfalls of technology—enabled using a 66-million-year-old Triceratops from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. 

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain

Artist Amy Karle unveils a series of sculptures of the National Museum of Natural History’s 66-million-year-old triceratops, Hatcher… 
The Smithsonian invited artists, educators and researchers for a sneak peak into the archives, and will be featuring some of their creations… Among them is a series of sculptures crafted by artist Amy Karle, depicting the National Museum of Natural History’s 66-million-year-old triceratops, Hatcher. Karle, who specializes in 3-D artworks that highlight body form and function, was keen on bringing the fossil to life in an era where modern technology has made de-extinctions of ancient species a tantalizing possibility. Six of her nine 3-D printed sculptures are intricate casts of Hatcher’s spine, each slightly “remixed” in the spirit of bioengineering. (translated)

Future Humanity – Artist’s Perspective

What is life in the Biotech era, in this era where we can enhance ourselves as humans? Use biotech and our digital techniologies to become really anyone that we can imagine. The future of humanity rests in the ddecisions we make of. how we use our science and technology and how we design what we want our future humanity to be.

IMPACT magazine | Unlocking the Smithsonian

Digital versions make the real thing more valuable, not less and we are in. the early stages of translating the power of context to the man audiences that visit the Smithsonian… Artist Amy Karle reimagined the Hatcher Triceratops fossil, the first digital dinosaur, in gold.

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 to ensure good decisions are made for the betterment of society, humanity, and our world, not just for the elite who can afford it; thus, making the class differences even more imbalanced. (translated)

Diena| Creator of Bioart: Technology is not a killer of creativity

There are more and more artists in the world whose science and technology are important in their work. Combining these areas, which are incompatible at first sight, gives birth to the biome. One of the most famous representatives of this direction is the American Amy Karle. The designer and artist create objects that are difficult to insert into the frames of one genre. (translated)

Innovaspain | Amy Karle: “Technology can be used for our benefit or death”

The internationally recognized American bioartist explores the relationship between the human body, science and technology. The bioengineering and genetic modifications could eliminate deformities and diseases, but also irreversible and could permanently alter our species. The promise of bioprinting and creating replacement parts offers hope to those in need of transplants, but could lead to significant lengthening of life and post-human body shapes and functions. These are all ethical concerns that the work raises for Karle. “We must ask ourselves who we want to become to determine how to create and harness these technologies to build a better future for all of us,” she concludes (translated)

Book | Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities

“We can look to the biotech architecture of the body for models of how to build a resilient city. When the biotech architecture of the body functions properly, it is in physical and mental health and well-being, exceptionally resilient and highly adaptive, the picture of ultimate vitality. The intelligence and design of the body and its’ functions, systems and interrelationships – down to the smallest components of cells and DNA – reveal the complex interworking of a profoundly intelligent system designed with multiple highly organized systems including infrastructure, prioritization, electricity, communication, fuel, recycling and waste management, short and long term information storage and retrieval, reproduction, growth, healing life and death. These systems provide an outline for city planning from a holistic standpoint, with all systems working together for the functionality, health and resiliency of the entire system. Models of the body can be applied to scenario planning, adaptability, smart growth, infrastructure, organization, government, economy, cultural and social systems, even to the physical construction of the city and the architecture of buildings and utility systems… “As future visions open of how technology and biotechnology can be utilized to support and enhance our cities, our lives, and humanity, we must examine and reflect on what it means to be human from the micro to the macro scale – to inform how we design our lives, our cities, and society to be healthy, resilient and empower and enrich all of humanity. We must also examine and reflect on the intelligence and insights present in the biotech architecture of the natural world to help us get there. There is so much awe and mystery, so much inspiration, and still so much to learn.” – Amy Karle

BBC News The Cultural Frontline | Inside and out: Digital experiences of the body(Audio)

What happens when digital technology and our bodies start to merge? Zoë Comyns meet artists who are growing body parts with human cells, implanting technology into their bodies and questioning whether we can have meaningful relationships with sex robots. She will also meet an artist who exists only in the digital realm… Amy Karle has been named one of the most influential women in 3D printing. Born with a rare skin condition, she grew up fascinated by technology and how it can be used to heal and enhance our bodies. As a bioartist, her work includes a human hand design made with 3D-printed scaffolds and human bone cells

Stir World | The future through art at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Mori Art Museum presents Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow, a display of art, design and architecture projects that take a leap ahead… The showcase also features artist and designer Amy Karle and her series Internal Collection, a series of 3D printed garments inspired by biological systems in humans – muscular, nervous, cardiovascular etc.

Digital Creativity | A room with a private view

An inspirational encounter… The welcome address is given by artist, Amy Karle. In September 2019 Karle was announced in the BBC 100 Women which showcases the stories of inspirational women to a global audience. There is no question that I find Amy inspiring. She talks of her work with passion and personal experience of her mother’s cancer, which influences a lot of her thinking. This resonates with me. My own family experiences of cancer and how it does not discriminate in tearing through everything; regardless of age and gender. For me, the piece that Amy is exhibiting here; “Regenerative Reliquary” embodies the spirit of the entire exhibition, exploring what it means to be human through science, technology, art and design.

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)

About Manchester | Grotesque and beautiful body modifications go under the spotlight at The Lowry

An exhibition that explores extreme body modifications – from the grotesque to the beautiful – opens at The Lowry The State of Us features a collection of work by ten international artists and will run until Sunday, 23 February (2020). The exhibition will question if technological intervention has out-paced natural order and examine if humans are engineering evolution. The artists that feature have experimented with the body and technology to transform, manipulate, reinvent or reshape how we see and understand ourselves. Among the items on display, artwork by Amy Karle

BBC | BBC 100 Women | Amy Karle Talk: “The Future Human: Who Will We Become Under the Influence of Technology?” (Video)

Working at the cutting edge of art, technology, identity and humanity, Bioartist Amy Karle explores what it means to be human at this time of humans and technology merging. Her work questions and illuminates how we can use our exponential technology to heal and empower us, and considers pitfalls, dangers, opportunities and strategies. Her passionate search working through technology and medical futuring manifests in emotionally captivating artworks that trigger the imagination and also advance science and technology in the process. Amy Karle’s work broadens the possibilities of healing and enhancing the body and raises poignant questions of who we can become individually and as a society. The artist’s overarching quest to understand what it means to be human, exemplary projects, and practice of merging the body with art, design, science and 3D printing are highlighted in this talk, including fundamental questions such technology poses for the future of humanity.

BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019, and Artist Amy Karle is on it. This year 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women? From climate change activist Greta Thunberg, to trans woman Nisha Ayub who was put into a male prison aged 21, many on the list are driving change on behalf of women everywhere. They give us their vision of what life could look like in 2030. Born with a rare condition, Amy Karle grew up fascinated by the possibility of what the human body could be capable of with the right technology.

BBC 100 Women

Each year, BBC selects the 100 most inspirational and influential women from around the world. This year, they selected Artist Amy Karle amongst their ranks.

MagazinLutka | 2019 Autumn

The meeting of puppets and digitally birthed images and modes of thinking. The illusion of a puppet, electronically animated like a modern-day Pinocchio; dreams of Pygmalion, technologically realized; the return of the golem, bearing a digital mark on its forehead; the nightmare of Frankenstein digitizing himself. The image of a robot, a total hybrid of artificial life and animation, no longer manually but electronically automated, insinuates itself. Then the question is posed: if digital technology automates the puppet, grants it artificial intelligence and severs it from the puppeteer’s hands and body,
from his corporeality, is this still a puppet? Wherein lies the difference between puppet and robot? The question is broader and more
meaningful if we consider not only their opposition but also attempt to understand their cooperation within the performing arts, as a dialogue between puppet art and digital art, of which is born a new form of art. The meeting version three! of puppet and the digital, which raises questions on stage about the different modes of existence of natural, technical, and human beings; and direction which depicts and investigates our understanding of a world upended by the arrival of the digital.

Art Archives Network | A Brief History of Western Bio-Art (1933-2018) – The New Ethical Art Movement (Part 2)

‘Karle responds by merging her body and consciousness with technology. Karle feeds her meditative physiological responses into an analog computer to generate real-time images and sounds: converting an analog Sandin image processor into an electrophysiology visualization device, and through the device, the continuous performance of the artist forms an artistic transformation. The artist organically presents the physical experience of the performance and the visualization of the bio-body through technology. … Some of her other work attempts to depict the possibility of life arising from inanimate remains. Rather than presenting a corpse to commemorate its former life, her work “Regenerative Reliquary” generates organic matter in a scientific way, extends life, and attempts to create eternity, expressing the philosophical transformation of life and death, and in some of its manifestations, the biological as well.’ (translated)

Death and the Female body: Representations of Death in its relationship with Fashion and Femininity

Amy Karle’s work… might have repercussions on next generation’s artists interested in engaging with the theme of death and human body. Her creations completely embody the concept of body becoming the dress and dress becoming the body, bringing it to a whole other level of reality. Karle’s Internal Collection (2016/2017) is presented more as an art collection than a fashion creation. The idea has routes in the designer’s biology and biotechnology formation and subverts conventions on body and beauty… Every part of her projects deals with physical death and the eternal dilemma about defeating it, talking about healing and enhancing, and questioning the role and possibilities of the body and technology merging. This approach to fashion with a scientific key brings a whole new level to the idea of mortality in relation with the feminine body and representation… Feast of Eternity depicts a female skull portion, which represents death and mortality in conjunction with the possibility of growth and life embodied in one piece. This is probably the most delicate yet meaningful work of the artist to date. A mask is an element that interfaces with the body in a soft way but that has the power of changing the features and even the identity of the subject. By making it a portion of skull she creates a direct link with the most recognisable depictions of mortality. She once more depicts women and death within a single body, colliding into a crystallized eternity written in the bones, presenting us with the new modern read of the relationship between femininity and death.

Tian Contemporary Art Space | AMY KARLE : What will the real-time sensing image of the human body look like?

Karle’s works deeply dig into our concept of human and human body structure, and express the internal processes of the human body in a visual form. Amy Karle is not only an artist, a designer, but also an activist and a futurist. She showed us a vision for the future, let us understand how technology can support and enhance humanity, and at the same time continue to make technological improvements to achieve this goal. (translated)

Bioart, an ethics of transgression?

Born in the 1990s, bioart raises many ethical questions. Sometimes suspected of collusion with biotech industries, it calls into question the contemporary uses of biotechnologies, and could even participate in a reconfiguration of the borders between species.

3D Bioprinting: Chiasm of Art, Design, Science, Technology, and Evolution

Bioprinting is among the most cross-disciplinary fields of science and technology today, requiring knowledge of materials science, manufacturing, and biology. Furthermore, as Amy discusses in this article, we are still in the early days of exploring the transformative potential of 3D bioprinting a technology that may not only be revolutionary but also evolutionary. 
“The overall process requires research, investigation, stimulating imagination, envisioning creative approaches, designing a study / designing a product, and executing it with attention to detail and outcomes… A bioprinter is simply a tool, but it is also the potential of the questions, designs, and meaning behind those questions and designs that can bring forms to life and even help to positively impact the world.”- Amy Karle

6 Mind Blowing New-Media Artworks

The mix between new media and technology is the future of art, and the future is now. We selected 6 amazing examples of New-media art including by Artist Amy Karle”

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 good as a species and the long-term effects on humanity too.” (translated)


Although Amy Karle’s project, Regenerative Reliquary, pushes the boundaries of modern stem cell research, it also raises some crucial ethical and philosophical questions about the use of stem cells. Is it acceptable to swap our organs with designer organs? Should we be required to have regular organ replacements to elongate our lives? Should we be allowed to have more than four limbs?


Aside from artificial enhancements to the body, 21st century developments into stem cells have also led some artists to create use organic material in their work. Amy Karle is a bio-artist who has dedicated much of her work to using medical technology to enhance the human body. In her Regenerative Reliquary project, she 3-D prints the design of a hand using stem cells that grow into bone cells. In doing so, she raises some very important questions regarding growing human material outside of a human and the possibility of enhancing the human body organically and not just artificially… From this, we can more clearly see the importance of the artist’s position in science and technology: the artist lays at the forefront of experimentalism, thus pioneering questions that query the foundations of human morality.

Neurofeedback loops : electroencephalography as an artistic strategy in selected art & science projects

The aim of this article is to present art & science projects involving electroencephalography (EEG), and study them in terms of relationships between artistic narratives and medical procedures. Discussed are the works by pioneers of EEG applications in art (David Rosenboom, Alvin Lucier) and by contemporary artists (Lisa Park, Amy Karle), who are mainly interested in performances and relational installations. The author of the text analyses the projects with reference to the concept she introduces – biomediation (derived from Eugene Thacker’s theory of biomedia and a concept of mediation developed by Joanna Zylinska and Sarah Kember), pointing to the post- and transhumanist strategies used by the artists. She ponders on the extent to which the parameterisation and processing of bioelectric work of human brain may serve as a tool to expand the capacity of the human body-mind and thus create connections with ‘non-human’ constructs. (translated)

Culture Prime | Centre Pompidou | Amy Karle (video)

“From a young age, I was really cognizant of life and death and this fine balance between what it means to be alive, and this is both biological and medical, butt there is also this whole other realm of what it means to be alive that is beyond what we can measure… the real spiritual part… is about the mystery of life. The greatest scientists, the greatest philosophers, we don’t know these answers” – Amy Karle.

Outspoken | Host Justin White | Ep. 47 – Amy Karle(podcast)

“no matter what tools or complexity goes into [making the artwork]… the art has to be able to capture someone’s emotions when they look at it… so whatever happens in the process – if advancements are made or not – if the science and technology can be used or not – it still functions to inspire this hope and this thinking of enhancing humanity for the better.” – Amy Karle

Contemporary Culture | Humanistic narratives in medical sciences Neurofeedback loops. Electroencephalography as an artistic strategy in selected art & science projects (pages 142-158)

‘The aim of this article is to present art & science projects involving electroencephalography (EEG), and study them in terms of relationships between artistic narratives and medical procedures. Discussed are the works by pioneers of EEG applications in art (David Rosenboom, Alvin Lucier) and contemporary artists (Lisa Park, Amy Karle). The author analyses the projects with reference to the concept she introduces – biomediation, pointing to the post- and transhumanist strategies used by the artists, and ponders on the extent to which the parameterisation and processing of bioelectric work of human brain may serve as a tool to expand the capacity of the human body-mind and thus create connections with ‘non-human’ constructs… Karle’s projects are clearly inscribed in the perspective of transhumanist aspirations, not only in the context mentioned above…the idea of the work is an attempt to create a hybrid space, created in real-time, in which there is monitoring, but also transcendence of consciousness by combining it through pulse circulation with the computer system. So it’s not so much about the classic, prosthetic, from the spirit of cybernetic expansion of the body, how much development self-cognitive processes, the ability to self-control and improve perception.’ (translated)

Future Humanity Our Shared Planet

With “Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet” Hyundai Motor Group, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and Ars Electronica present their first joint exhibition project. The focus is on the social and cultural dimension of technological progress. It deals with the future relations between humans and machines, the interactions between culture and technology as well as the tension between tradition and spirituality and the ever-increasing mechanization and rationalization of our world. (translated)

The Factory of Life Exhibition catalog under the direction of Marie-Ange Brayer and d’Olivier Zeitoun (Book)

Today, in the digital age, creation takes place in a new interaction with the field of life sciences, neurosciences and synthetic biology. It is matter itself that is being explored. Biotechnologies are now used as a medium by artists, designers and architects. If digital tools for generative simulation allow the re-creation of life, the question today is: how can we program life? Exhibition featuring work by Amy Karle. (translated)

Creating ArtScience Collaboration: Bringing Value to Organizations(book)

“Art is about visions, about future ideas, and poses possibilities… The outcomes of artsciecne collaboration… can be envisioning futures or questioning ideas, or making completely new statements… Amy Karle explores the meaning of being human and the human condition. She is specifically interested in the ways humans and technology are merging and how to use InfoTech and biotech to empower humanity and society… the artwork represents an artist’s future vision but does not give immediate answers. It asks questions and encourages next steps in scientific development…”

Computational art: a field of research and creation

This research proposes a theoretical study in the field of computer art, and discuss the relations between art and the computational technologies. Through a comparative study of the definitions of computer art, some essential notions, that qualify this field of research, are presented. Furthermore, a set of computer art works, presented in a chronological perspective, is analyzed. A discussion on the circuits of computer art completes this research, raising questions about its cataloging and conservation… FILE of the year 2017, for example, included garments created with digital manufacturing technologies by American Amy Karle. According to the official website, the main categories are: electronic sound, interactive art and digital language. These axes include different modalities in installations, digital objects, internet projects, virtual worlds, robotics, architecture and digital video, among others. (translated)

Code Couleur | Centre Pompidou | The Factory Of The Living

“La Fabrique du Vivant”, in partnership with IRCAM, examines the mutations of the concept of nature, inseparable from technological production. The exhibition traces an archeology of life and artificial life. Resolutely prospective, it presents the most significant creations and innovations in the field of art, design and architecture through the works of fifty or so creators, including Amy Karle.

Cross Innovation: A new approach to promoting Innovation

The question of how innovations can be initiated today and in the future is a matter of concern for business developers in Hamburg and throughout Europe. With the Cross Innovation Conference on 29 and 30 November 2018, the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft brought together an international audience of experts to exchange experiences in the Speicherstadt. The conference laid the foundation for a European cross-innovation network that will enable a sustainable exchange on the cross-innovation approach beyond the conference days.

Cross Innovation Conference Review

Policy advisors, economic promoters and creative minds from across Europe and beyond have shared their experience on the topic of cross innovation at our conference in Hamburg. We got so many new insights and feel so enriched by this broad exchange. We hope you feel the same.

Ideas and the Matter: What will we be made of and what will the world be made of? (Book)

Sciences and technologies are extending design fields, modifying materials and everything that surround us, even our body, redefining on a perceptive level the boundary between things and us.
The contributors to the book come from many and diverse disciplines (medicine, biotechnology, engineering, art, anthropology, architecture and design), by which design thoughts are fed… A strong example is the Regenerative reliquary (2016) by media artist Amy Karle. She grows bone along a biofriendly 3D printed lattice using medical CAD and human stem cells, using 3D scan data of bones from the California Academy of Science’s collection and then rendering the data and applied generative algorithms to create sculptures.

LIBERATION |A new special issue: AI, at the heart of the human

Under a set of sophisticated bangs styled like Blade Runner, big blue eyes scan us. Are they dreaming of electric sheep? Amy Karle, an artist with a purposeful Android look, shares with Ridley Scott more than just a taste for wavy hairstyles. The universal and timeless question from a 1980’s futuristic thriller is the basis of Amy Karle’s work: what defines humanity? More precisely, can technology redraw human lines? Can we change the structure of our bodies? Can we recreate the living? Amy Karle promotes the improved human, her creations and performances composing the kaleidoscope of possibilities for a cyborg future.

Future Humanity. A Cross-continental reflection on man and technology

“Until now, every technology on the planet has been developed, constructed, and used as a tool by humans. But what if technology progresses from a mere tool to a more or less independent companion, partner and colleague? What will it do, what will it decide and control? What role will technology play? And what role will we play? What kind of cultural effects will this new generation of machines have? And how can we avoid our dreams turning into nightmares?” (translated)

“Future Evolution-Our Shared Planet” exhibition opens in Beijing

The series of exhibitions “Future Evolution-Our Shared Planet” was jointly launched by Hyundai Motor Company, CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute, and Ars Electronica. Exhibition project. The exhibition focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of technological progress, while presenting 17 works of art from 9 countries. The “Future Evolution-Our Shared Planet” annual exhibition grandly opened on November 7, 2018 at the Hyundai Motor Cultural Center. Chung Eui Sun, Hyundai’s Chief Vice President, and Cho Won Hong, Hyundai’s Vice President ), Wang Xiufu, general manager of Hyundai Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Yoon Mong Hyun, general manager of Beijing Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd., and Cornelia Schneider, Hyundai Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. The company’s executive deputy general manager Lee Hyuk Joon, Hong Guimei, deputy director of the China International Youth Exchange Center, Wang Huangsheng, director of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, and Elaine W. Ng, editor-in-chief of Art Asia Pacific, Martin Honzik, Director of Ars Electronica Festival, Mariano Sardón, Professor of Electronic Arts at Tres de Fabreiro National University, Qiu Zhijie, Dean of Central Academy of Fine Arts and School of Experimental Art, Independent curator Li Zhenhua and other guests came to the scene to share the art feast. On November 8, the annual exhibition “Future Evolution-Our Shared Planet” was officially open to the public for free, and Hyundai Automobile Cultural Center welcomes your visit.

Memories externalized by technology: how to create a bodily experience

This paper presents a theoretical-practical investigation on the importance and use of technology in the storage, evocation and transmission of memories, and how externalized memories can relate again with technology and the body, transforming itself into a form of existence. A historical study is carried out on memory and its relationship with technology, and a survey to understand memory today. In addition, digital aesthetics are explored, bringing examples of works that work with memory, body and technology. From the definition of these concepts, we seek to understand the interaction between memories external to the human body and the use of technology creating an interactive artistic installation that presents itself as a collective memory body. Looking through production, also philosophical, to contribute to the understanding of the human being and his technologies … Work: Internal Collection by Amy Karle: The artist created a collection of clothes fusing technology, fashion and anatomy. After an anatomical study of the internal body, such as organs, tissues, paths traveled by veins, arteries and alveoli, she modeled the internal anatomy in a wearable way. This work reflects on the biological interaction of the human body, its anatomy with technology, as well as in the proposal of the Memorial Body, the anatomy of a new one is rethought, combined with biological characteristics such as the cardiovascular system, referred to in this CBT with the use of heart rate sensor . (translated)

Art of the Future

For hundreds of years, artists relied on paint and canvas, clay, or stone to express their ideas. Today, contemporary artists incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work. Amy Karle uses her knowledge of human anatomy, technology and textiles to create her new media works, including Breathe… How is Karle’s process similar to Leonardo da Vinci’s? How is it different?

3Dnatives | 3D printing in art: an evolution of the concept

Karle uses what she considers “exponential technologies,” where she includes additive manufacturing technologies “because it has the potential to create more organically, more like the intelligence of how nature is formed and grows.” For this artist the use of new technologies allows her to get much closer to the forms of nature.

Does 3D printing help advance artistic design?

new artists have emerged like Amy Karle. She uses additive manufacturing to examine what it means to be human and explore how one might merge with technology to take full advantage of it. She explained to us: “ Thanks to the use of new technologies, we can better understand the human being. The evolution of this relationship allows us to better understand Art . ”Karle uses what she sees as “exponential technologies”, where she includes additive manufacturing technologies ”  because they have the potential to create more organically, more like the way nature forms and develops “. For this artist, the use of new technologies allows her to get closer to the forms of nature. She goes on to explain that 3D printing “ opened new doors to visualize and create the unimaginable .” (translated)

Beijing Morning News |How Does Technology Empowering Art Define an Unknowable Future?

“Exploration in any field has gone from simplification to diversification, and so is technology. With the emergence of new media, artists have discovered a medium that can generate new creativity…Technology can unlock the potential of humanity… Under the new technological revolution, we as designers and artists, using technology as a tool, hope to unlock the potential of people: ourselves, humanity and the world.” – Amy Karle (translated)

AMY KARLE—beyond cognition

Amy Karle is a biological artist who has won international awards. Her works show a speculative future and integrate digital, physical and biological systems. She uses a combination of physical investigation, science and technology to create creations to explore the material and spiritual aspects of life. Karle works deeply dig into our concept of human and human body structure, and express the internal processes of the human body in a visual form. Karle is not only an artist, a designer, but also an agitator and a futurist. She showed us a vision for the future, let us understand how technology can support and enhance humanity, and at the same time continue to make technological improvements to achieve this goal (Translated).

AMY KARLE—Beyond Understanding

Overview of the lecture by Amy Karle during Beijing Media Arts Biennale at the Central Academy of Fine Arts titled “Data Dreams, Mechanical Animals & Biotranscendence: Amy Karle in Conversation with the Future”. Karle covered corporeal constraints and the human condition, time, the self and what does this really mean, create yourself, create your future, Bionics, Implants, Interfaces, bioAI, cyborgs, who we are becoming, transhumanism, post-life, identity, mortality, morality. At one point the artist paused and commented “The implications that our exponential technologies will have on humanity and our future is beyond our understanding”.

The 2nd Beijing Media Art Biennale (BMAB) Forum

“We have never seen such rapid exponential changes, as now … there is synthetic life, AI, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, bionics, chip implantation… The meaning of life itself has been expanded… and after life as well. We will have many problems to face in post-life, such as the survival of human beings, eternal life or non-eternal life, or what will happen after the end of life…” (translated) – Amy Karle

Polityka | Fascinating bioart, a fusion of art and science The art of life

Bioart therefore gives artists completely new opportunities to act at the interface with science, but at the same time it is not an easy field of art. Sometimes it is very difficult for them to present at exhibitions, for example, live bacteria cultures that need special conditions. In addition, there are restrictions related to the regulations governing the genetic modification of organisms.

“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 and possibility of art science.

Future Innovators Summit Tokyo 2018

On May 25th, the 3-day event “Future Innovators Summit TOKYO (Future Innovators Summit Tokyo)” (hereinafter referred to as FIS TOKYO), held in Tokyo Midtown, marked the first day.

This is a report on the opening session consisting of a short speech and a panel discussion at “Kick Off Day.”

What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era? Creating a More Resilient Future

The American Arts Incubator – Poland “Layers of Life” workshop questioned “What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era?” through the lens of empowerment – exploring this pivotal point we are at in evolution across many strata, including personal, social, emotional and environmental impact, questioning how we can empower ourselves and our world, creating concepts and projects that provoke new ideas to shape a more resilient future.

ART+TECHNOLOGY episode 7 “Can 3D Art Become Human” (video)

“In the seventh episode of our captivating series, ART + TECHNOLOGY, we explore the world of bioart with Amy Karle. This innovative American artist uses 3D art to discover what it means to be human, expressing internal experiences in visual forms. Questioning whether or not 3D art can become human, Amy puts forward a new renaissance in which humans can become whatever they wish to be, as technology empowers expression through new tools, and the requirements of art serve to push the technology. Join us as Amy creates 3D representations of our internal selves, so that we may study the mind and body and even learn to reprogram it.”

L.A.S.T. Exhibition Book

This catalog accompanies the 2018 Last exhibition at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (including Amy Karle’s Artwork). The exhibition features work that explores the complex challenges represented by the intersection of science, technology, and society. “Almost anything that we create can become monstrous. One hopes for the best, but never knows just how it might play out. The story of humankind is partially a history of the twists and turns posited by technological innovation. The complex relationship between intention and context sometimes converge in mysterious and unpredictable ways resulting in new creative strategies, machines, social architectures, designs and creative expression.” – Curator Joel Slayton


We met with Ms. Amy Karle, near the end of the first day of this year’s 3rd International Interdisciplinary 3D Conference, who warmly received and shared her feelings regarding the growing potential of exponential technology and specifically 3D print technology, her return to Pécs as a Guest Speaker and ideas towards increasing marketing strategies in support of the 3D Print Technology and Visionary Center.

What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era? Creating a More Resilient Future

The American Arts Incubator – Poland “Layers of Life” workshop questioned “What is Life in the Bio-Tech Era?” through the lens of empowerment – exploring this pivotal point we are at in evolution across many strata, including personal, social, emotional and environmental impact, questioning how we can empower ourselves and our world, creating concepts and projects that provoke new ideas to shape a more resilient future.

American Arts Incubator – Poland workshop and exhibition with Artist Amy Karle(video)

As an American Arts Incubator Exchange Artist Diplomat, Amy Karle’s task is to facilitate creative expression and social innovation to empower women in STEAM.

While Amy Karle was the American Arts Incubator (AAI) Artist Diplomat to Poland and Artist in Residence at Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Center), she conducted research, led workshops, distributed grant funding, supported teams to create community projects using art and technology to address social issues in the model of a silicon valley type incubator – and also created artwork and an exhibition herself. The exchange concluded with a panel review, public exhibition and small grants program for participants to continue their work.

Arts Incubator Program Successfully Concludes with Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center

On May 11, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle and participants of the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland presented their final exhibition – Layers of Life – at the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. The exhibition, which runs through May 27 in the Copernicus Center Pavilion located on the banks of the Vistula River – represented the successful culmination of a month-long workshop led by Amy Karle where prominent Polish artists collaborated on a varied collection of bio-art projects and art installations in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Award-Winning American Artist and Polish Colleagues to Present Arts Incubator Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center

On May 11 at 8:30 pm at the internationally-acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, award-winning American artist Amy Karle and 20 prominent Polish artists will open their long-awaited exhibit Layers of Life. The project hosted by the Copernicus Science Center and directed by Karle, will present a collection of Bioart and STEM projects created with new technologies to reveal social and environmental dynamics.

Culture: chlorophyll tattoos and algae dress

Amy Karle uses her mind, body, science and technology in her work. Together with the participants of the “Layers of Life” project, he is looking for answers to questions about our humanity and limitations and possibilities of creating in contemporary reality.

No Word for “Empowerment” in Polish?!

We are more than halfway into American Arts Incubator — Poland, and it has been an amazing journey witnessing our growth, development, and empowerment of participants and myself through the “Layers of Life” workshop.

Labocine Laboratory Rituals

Laboratory Rituals Issue features 30 films that present the laboratory as imaginative and creative arena, where the unexpected gleams in rigorously orchestrated processes, a site of ritual and invention. Watch at
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork (Amy Karle)

American Artist and Copernicus Science Center Launch First Arts Incubator Program in Poland

On April 26, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle officially launched the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center, the Arts Incubator program is an international cultural exchange initiative that sends distinguished American artists abroad to partner with local community members and organizations to address social challenges – such as economic equity or environmental sustainability – through public art and technology projects.

The Future That’s Already Here

Amy Karle is an American artist who uses her mind, body, science and technology in her work. Together with the participants of the Layers of Life project, he is looking for answers to questions about our humanity and limitations and possibilities of creating in contemporary reality.

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?

Why does bio artist Amy Karle express the inside of humans in fashion?

Amy Karle: A bioartist who expresses the body’s physical and functional expansion through technology. He has a degree in Arts & Design and Philosophy from Alfred University and Cornell University. Co-founded CONCEPTUAL ART TECHNOLOGIES, a company that uses technology-based exhibitions, to hold exhibitions around the world. He is patented in the medical and technology fields, and is selected as “the most influential woman in the 3D printing industry”. As a pioneer of bioart, we continue to work with the goal of contributing to medical and psychosomatic medicine in the process of producing art.

U.S. Embassy and Copernicus Science Center to Launch American Arts Incubator in Poland

AAI is an international cultural exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that sends distinguished American artists abroad to address social challenges through public art and technology projects… The American artist coming to Poland to lead the inaugural AAI program is Artist Amy Karle who will teach cutting-edge digital and media art skills, facilitate art-based explorations and show how art and technology can empower women through the STEAM fields.

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

Between-screens: the fashion designer in the vicinity of the culture maker and industry 4.0

Amy Karle is an artist and designer who uses cutting-edge technologies in her performances and artistic works, in order to raise questions about the relationship between human beings and technology. In her work entitled “Internal Collection”, exhibited at the 2017 Electronic Language Festival (FILE) in São Paulo, the artist intends to show images of the interior of our bodies exposed externally in the form of a vest. Different dresses with complex cutouts that represent images of the respiratory, vascular, bone structure were created with different techniques. During a lecture given on July 18, 2017 during the festival, Karle tells her process when it is clear an effect of this work, as well as the role of the dress and technology. (translated)

YouFab Selected Works Exhibition – Imagination Manifests

Debuting in Hong Kong for the first time, Youth Square in collaboration with Loftwork, presents the YouFab selected works exhibition, Imagination Manifests. In this exhibition, we have selected a special collection of works from all the winners and finalists of the YouFab Global Creative Awards, since its inception in 2012. With over 1,000 submissions from more than 30 countries around the world, these exhibited works exemplify that our ability to empower our own future is limited not by access to knowledge or technology, but only by our imagination.

Youth Square showcases future scientific and technological works International innovative design debuts in Hong Kong for the first time

Youth Square “YouFab Exhibition – Imagination Manifests” exhibition, 18 outstanding works from YouFab Global Creative Awards, combining creativity, technology and art will be exhibited in Hong Kong for the first time. It will be exhibited at Y Theater on the 2nd floor of Youth Square from April 4th to 12th. During the exhibition period, members of the public can enter the venue for free, and can also participate in the “VR Super-Experience” creative workshop to learn how to make virtual reality short films, free of charge. (translated)

Regenerative Reliquary: Fabricating a Relic of the Future

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

Monsters, Machines, Music and More

“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.

Voicing Herstory – The Future History of Women with Amy Karle

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.

Why are there so few Women in 3D printing, and can we change that?

… I’m either fighting an uphill battle or I’m doing it against all odds – maybe both”
Amy Karle stated “We are at a very exciting time in history. 3D printing offers opportunities to create in new ways, for healing, enhancing and augmenting the body in ways we’ve never been able to before. I’m most excited about applying additive manufacturing with other technologies to medical uses… to heal and enhance our bodies, minds and beings. I get really excited about bioprinting because it holds the promise of being able to create organs and replacement parts out of a patient’s own genetic material, lowering the risk of rejection. Bioprinting has great promise to affect humanity because as it could be used for life extension.”

Brainsongs and the Enhanced Human

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

The Language That Only Art Can Speak

The process of making art is like the process of exploring yourself. For me, it is one and the same. Making art is a process of exploring myself and the world around me, making sense of it in a way that is beyond the thinking mind… from a place of all of these stirred influences that made me into who I am… the stirred area of the collective unconscious too… when I’m creating my art, it’s not just for me, and it’s not just from me, it’s from a place that I can only articulate through creating art, and a way for me to share this internal experience that is indescribable in any other way than through the language of art – to share it with others.

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

The Shock Of The New

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

Salzburg Global Report : Session 593 : Arts, Technology and Making Sense of the Future

“We are on the cusp of a new renaissance,” declared transmedia artist Amy Karle in the opening conversation. “As we cascade into the fourth industrial revolution, we have the tools and technology to take on an identity that is aspirational—we can become anyone we want to be, individually, and as a society.” Amy Karle’s work questions what it means to be human in a world where technological advancements allow us to unlock boundless human potential. Positioning her work as artifacts of a speculative future, where biological, physical and digital systems merge, Karle uses art and technology as a mirror to discover who we are and what we can become.

The Shock of the New – Preparing for the Future

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 Shock of the New: Arts, Technology, and Making Sense of the Future

In times characterized by complexity, disruption and an unprecedented speed of
change, uncertainty about the future is staring us in the face. While some relish
the unknown, believing in the “art of the possible,” others struggle to embrace
the future with confidence. Societal, economic and cultural divides present wildly
different ideas about the future our collective humanity faces. Making sense
of what lies ahead will become ever more important as global issues, such as
climate change, and the ethics of technological advancements, such as artificial
intelligence, transform daily life.

Amy Karle: Hand In The Hand

(Video) Major artist in 3D printing of living tissue, she has recently grown a hand from human cells.
Like a fringed Dr. Frankenstein, the American Amy Karle poses on her live tissue palette that reproduces and builds works in 3D. Between biology and digital printing, it gives life to chimeras that self-generate. Recognized as a major artist in the field of 3D printing, she designs with the latest work “The Relic That Regenerates”

YouFab Global Creative Award // Grand Prize Winner Amy Karle

(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)

3D Printing Spotlight On: Amy Karle, Award Winning BioArtist

“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: A Space In-Between Art and Science

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.

Robotic Lovers May be in the Not-So-Distant Future

“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

VOGUE Asvoff9: the Fashion Film competition on Wearable Technology

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)

Love, Right Now

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 of the 4th Industrial Revolution and its Contributions to Humankind

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.

After Life October 2017

What awaits us at the end of our lives? Science offers many answers to this eternal question. Here on earth, we can look forward to the renewing release of nutrients during decomposition to, while, taking a broader view, we can consider the ultimate persistence and continual transformation of all energy in the universe.

Ars Electronica 2017: Drone Dawn

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)

Homo Digitalis bei der Ars Electronica

(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)

AI Artificial Intelligence Das andere Ich

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.

Asvoff9: The World’s First Wearable Technology in Fashion Film

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…

4 innovations that will change the clothes of the future

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)

FILE 2017 – Pop Up

Rodolfo Rodriguez visits File 2017, International Festival of Electronic Language, in SP. See Amy Karle’s work starting at :14

Connection Between Worlds

“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

Announcing Artists for the 2018 American Arts Incubator

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)

Festival de Linguagem Eletrônica na FIESP

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)

FILE leva a público novas experiências eletrônicas

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)

Bubbling Universes: FILE São Paulo 2017

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.

The future of 3D printing in medicine from Autodesk’s Pier 9

“A new exhibit at Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop in San Francisco is taking a futuristic vision on the direction of healthcare.The work, titled Regenerative Reliquary, has been 3D printed by resident artist Amy Karle. Made from PEGDA, it can be laced with stem cells, which will grow to form a ‘living’ alternative of the hydrogel hand. Karle’s inspiration behind the piece is the thought of a future where “spare parts” can be delivered to humans on demand.”

How to Grow a Human Hand

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.

Innovation Connection Past and Present of 3D Printing Technology : Let science and technology cross-border connection

New media artist Amy Karle has been committed to exploring the relationship between the human body and technology through derivative art. In the “Regenerative Reliquary” project, she paid particular attention to how the body and human cells can survive outside the human body by creating a human hand. This horrifying “rebirth artifact” was also displayed in Autodesk’s innovation incubator-Pier 9-which includes a complicatedly designed 3D printed hand-shaped scaffold on which Karle grows human cells. The next step in the project is to cultivate stem cells and prepare them for seeding on 3D printed hand bone scaffolds (translated)

Cutting-Edge Fashion

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.

Quando a moda imita a vida

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)

A Double Look: Using Biomaterials as an Art Platform

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.

A hand that grows in a pot, and it’s art

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)

The Original Impulse of Science and Art

American Artist Amy Karle who has long studied the body, mind and technology, re-challenges the history of creation and creates break through art that challenges sculpture art of the past while relating to the intrinsic significance cultural history of the body in art. Her work is based in contemporary science and technology to deeply think about the relationship between body, art and life (translated)

How Long Before We Can Build ‘Westworld’ Host Robots for Real?

To learn more about the process of artificially creating organic systems, I reached out to Amy Karle, a bio-artist whose work explores the boundaries between technology and humanity. Her recent work includes Regenerative Reliquary, a bio-printed scaffold seeded with stem cells that, over time, will theoretically grow into a human hand—exactly the kind of tech that might one day give us robots with Dolores’s flawless complexion.

Lab Grown Bones on Display

“Karle hopes her work will inspire scientists who are growing bone for medical use. “I have anopportunity to bring attention to this type of research,” she says. The hand also raises questionsabout growing body parts in a lab.”