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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 (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).
This issue will explore different forms, ideas and understanding of birthing,rebirthing and new beginnings through cinema.
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.
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.
Amy karle is an American bioartist who has ventured into 3D sculpture, performance and even fashion with designs made in the likeness of veins, arteries and internal organs of the human being. (translated)
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
Satori CEO Chengxi Wang and BioArtist Amy Karle discuss how 3D printing is affecting biotech, and how this affects what is might mean to be human. Amy Karle also shares how accessible 3D printing is becoming as we discuss the importance of a variety of perspectives in the 3D printing industry.
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?
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?
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.
Earlier in the year, Ars Electronica partnered with. art Domains to launch an online exhibition space for the festival's inaugural 2020 online edition. The .art Domains offered the participants also to take advantage of one of their new online solution called the .art Digital Twin.
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy | WTF? Feminist pedagogy and 3D printing in a preservice virtual field experience
Bio-artist Amy Karle (2020) brings feminist critical reflexivity into her works in which she integrates art, science, and technology toward goals of healing and improving bodily functions.
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.
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.
What does it mean to be alive at this time of evolution and technology merging? And how can art and science merge into a common goal? Artist Amy Karle and scientist Roberto Narcisi explain.
What does it mean to be alive at this time of evolution and technology merging? And how can art and science merge into a common goal? Artist Amy Karle and scientist Roberto Narcisi explain.
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.”
Introduction to the (UN)REAL exhibition at Science Gallery Rotterdam exhibiting Amy Karle’s artwork, Morphologies of Resurrection, 2020. (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“I love the exploration and development that 3D printing offers: a new opportunity for thinking, a new way to reshape what we create, and a completely new approach to expression in which digital, physical and biological systems are interwoven,” said Amy Karle.
“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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
Includes text about Amy Karle’s 5 artworks in the exhibition Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow (translated)
Amy Karle’s The Internal Collection is a lineup of garments inspired by the internal tissues of the human nervous system, the lungs, and the ligaments. Karle uses advanced technologies including 3D body scans, CAD, and laser-cut patterns, combining them with artisanal hand-sewing to create these fashion pieces that take the form of “wearable internal organs.”
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
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)
“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
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)
“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…”
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)
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.
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.
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.
“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)
Hyundai announces the opening of an art exhibition at its three Motorstudio centers as a tribute to technological development and the relationship between humans and machines.
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)
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?
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)
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.
“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.”
The technology empowered artist to be able to express themselves through new tools
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
Photo editorial of Amy Karle’s garments based on Anatomy
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.
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.
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 labocine.com Amy Karle's Biofeedback Artwork (Amy Karle)
Wearable Tech with Amy Karle The boundary-pushing artist gives insights on her inspiration, vision and ability to thoughtfully play with science, technology and fashion
Amy Karles’ latest collection showcases her fascination with a human body. Called Internal Collection, it is based on anatomy and – according to the description – “each garment is inspired by a different system of the human body: lungs, ligaments, and nervous system”.
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
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.
"Art and science have become so separated, so divided. If you go back in time, to the Renaissance, to Ancient Greece, any center that had a boom of creativity had a boom of both art and science…" Bio-artist Amy Karle will present her "Feast of Eternity," a 3-D print of a human skull that utilizes crystallization mimicking cell growth, which will "represent the mystery, delicacy and preciousness of life.
In Celebration of Women's History Month, The Futures Forum presents: The Future History of Women - Voicing Herstory -- A Special Podcast hosted by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, White House Champion of Change and Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum/Development Foresight Institute. She interviews Amy Karle, Bio Artist and designer whose work can be seen as artifacts of speculative futures where digital, biological and physical systems merge - with an exploration into the FUTURE HISTORY of Women because the United Nations Sustainable Development #5 speaks specifically to the development and inclusion of Women 2030 & beyond.
… I’m either fighting an uphill battle or I’m doing it against all odds – maybe both” Amy Karle 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.”
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 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.
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The hauntingly beautiful object resembling a human skull was designed by bioartist Amy Karle with the idea of “healing and enhancing a future body.” ... “This exhibition explores mysterious and unpredictable artistic forms that serve to provoke how we think about the complex relationship between humans and their technology.” – Curator Joel Slayton. Karle’s work speculates a future where technology can heal and empower human beings. “The desire to enhance the body and find freedom by matching our physical and internal identity is an element of the human condition.” - Karle
Are artists better at predicting the future than scientists or policy-makers? Can more collaboration between art and technology help prepare societies for the future in an age of massive and rapid technological change? ... Amy Karle is exploring what it means to be human in a future where human bodies are enhanced by digital technology inside us. “Many people think of technology as something outside of ourselves like a computer or a robot but I think of technology as something we can embody in ourselves to be more human … like a pacemaker, we’re seeing this life that has been given more hope and continues to live on”. - Amy Karle
“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.
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.”
(4 Articles) The winners of the prestigious YouFab Global Creative Awards organized by Fabcafe Global have been announced. The grand prize was awarded to "Regenerative Reliquary" by American bioartist Amy Karle. The piece is both an artwork of refined aesthetics and an illustration of technological developments in cell culture and 3D-printing living matter… a very sci-fi installation for growing human tissue inside a bioreactor-incubator. Beyond the aesthetics of a luminous hand submerged in nurturing fluid, the concept could also be applied to personalized medical prosthetics, grown from the patient’s own body cells... It is a work which explores the meaning of being human across the barriers of art, design, science, technology and the mystery of life. (translated)
“The more we practice the more we specialize. When we inquire or work in the same area of focus, we develop a way of doing things, a signature style and an expertise. This knowledge not only resides in the area of the brain that can be thought of or expressed in language. It also resides in our bodies and our emotions, and in our kinesthetic expression. It affects how we do things and the energy that we bring to those tasks.” – Amy Karle
“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
Amy Karle: “There are opportunities for women, minorities, and all types of minds to be leaders in 3D Printing. It’s not about sex or skintone, it’s about being dynamic, innovative, flexible and smart”
"I use tools and technology as a mirror to the self, as a mirror of who we are, who we want to and could become.” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle is a bioartist, designer and futurist… using cutting edge technology like genetic engineering to create designs that challenge us to rethink what it means to be human.
Art made with the new tools of the fourth industrial revolution, including 3D printing, digital tools and digital manufacturing serve to positively impact human evolution in ways not previously witnessed. Although the human condition, nature and events continue to capture the attention of artists, the utilization and exploration of these tools in the production of art and design makes advancements and innovations across many fields in ways that have the potential to influence and make contributions that fundamentally benefit humankind.
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.
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…
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.
“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.”
We live in a time where the meaning of impossible needs to be updated. … Artist Amy Karle has an interesting new project that combines 3D printing with stem cell research called “Regenerative Reliquary “… There’s something miraculous about giving something vital like a limb or an organ to someone to needs it. In the past, it couldn’t be done, but with the future in sight, we’re slowly changing our minds on that.
Using laser cutting machinery in the fashion world offers several advantages over more traditional processes… fashion designers can benefit from laser systems and create patterns in less time and with more precision… One designer, Amy Karle, artist in residence at Autodesk, scans drawings into a computer program where they are scaled to fit on a human body. The design is then input into a laser cutter that cuts the design onto sheets of fabric. While some designs are meant for fashion shows, museums or other special events, the commercial potential for laser-cut clothing is huge. Put into mainstream retail use, the technology could help customers achieve the elusive "perfect fit" at long last.
“I believe 3D printing for healthcare is the most disruptive use of 3D printing — the area that this technology can make the largest positive impact on humanity.” – Amy Karle
At the intersection of art and STEM, artists have integrated new technology to be a medium and inspiration for their work… Utilizing 3D printing, Amy Karle was able to create Regenerative Reliquary, a new media art, by printing stem cells and a scaffold to build bone… Perhaps through art, we as scientists can bridge the gap between the STEM community and the public and excite a broader audience about new and novel ideas.
“We recognize a number of the most inspirational and influential women working in the 3D printing industry today. Each of them is contributing to the industry in different ways and helping to shape the way 3D printing has a positive impact on design, engineering, manufacturing…"
see Amy Karle's work at 1:31
SCIENCE, ART & FASHION: Meet Amy Karle, an artist and designer who uses the mind, body, science and technology to create art
"I create artwork as a way to enable people to look at the beauty and mystery in the structure of how life works" –Amy Karle
"Switching up conventions about the body and beauty, this series of garments shows our internal systems in wearable form. I wanted to highlight the beauty that I see in the perfection of these systems" - Amy Karle
New media art refers to artworks created with new media technologies. Hybrid arts is a contemporary art movement in which artists work with frontier areas of science and emerging technologies.BioArt is an art practice where humans work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes (translated).
“This 3D Printed Art Project [by Amy Karle] Could Have Medical Applications... potential use of this technology could be in bone grafts or tissue implants in the future”
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“I love 'playing' with materials of all kinds - not just textiles – to see what their limits are, how they can be used in new and different ways, re-mixing, and applying techniques used for one material to another.” [Amy Karle] shows you how to apply branding techniques...
“Karle is a bioartist who uses the mind-body, science and technology to create art. Karle’s artwork taps our concepts of what it means to be human and in this body, expressing internal, ephemeral experiences in visual forms.”
Clothing Laser Cut by Amy Karle, Artist in Residence at Autodesk: You can now turn your drawings into real clothing.
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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.
“I create artwork about the body,” Karle said. “I work across a lot of different platforms, but the body is the consistent theme. I’m curious about what it means to be human… As an artist, you’re a provocateur but also a storyteller. In this scenario, I’m showing the intelligence of how stem cells work…"
“Karle hopes her work will inspire scientists who are growing bone for medical use. “I have anopportunity to bring attention to this type of research,” she says. The hand also raises questionsabout growing body parts in a lab.”
“Regenerative Reliquary is a 3D printed scaffold made of biodegradable hydrogel that disintegrates over time, with the aim that stem cells seeded onto the design will grow tissue and mineralize into bone along the scaffold.”
Karle's work starts at :36 “Its such an exciting time when art and design can partner with science and technology to create things that we never thought were possible to create before” –Amy Karle
"At the juncture between creative exploration and scientific technology lies the work of Amy Karle. The idea behind her work was to use live cells as the components of a sculptural form. By harnessing the natural functions of the cells, replication and growth, she uses them to build her sculpture around a scaffold that she has created…"
Engaged in speculative work that expand on the potential of 3D printing , pushing the boundaries for the future direction of the tech… Earlier this year Amy Karle grew a hand design in live bone from human steam cells on the surface of a biofriendly, biodegradable 3D printed lattice. The artwork explores potentialities for enhancing our human body, and simultaneously is redefining the potential of 3D printing for biomedical applications. The outcomes of this residency varies from biotechnology, to innovation in materials, to new production techniques for fashion garments. Furthermore, it highlights how artists working with specific skill sets in industry contexts can lead innovation for multiple domains.
“Karle’s work establishes a new discipline in the art world called Bioart, an art form whereby sculptures are grown from living materials. This also has vast potential for healthcare, beauty, fitness and a new way of thinking and making. Karle explains that in the future, not only could we fabricate additions to our bodies and..."
"...there is no doubt that this project transcends science and technology"
"Equal parts art and science, and a fusion of what Karle calls “generative art and regenerative medicine”, the work is just as groundbreaking as it is beautiful."
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“This article in particular will take a look at that most intriguing class of materials known as photopolymers, essential to vat photopolymerization 3D printing processes—such as stereolithography (SLA), digital light processing (DLP)..."
“Amy Karle expanded her bioart into creating artwork out of living cells… she embarked on groundbreaking work growing a hand design in live bone from human stem cells along a biofriendly, biodegradable 3D printed lattice; opening a new form of artwork, as well as expanding opportunities for enhancing our bodies, biomedical applications, and making things that were never possible to make before.”
"Working at the intersection of art, technology, and design, Artist Amy Karle is in the midst of her own boundary-pushing bone grafting project. For Regenerative Reliquary, she is hacking bone cells... Karle calls her project a fusion of generative art and regenerative medicine, the idea being that the two disciplines..."
“Karle explores human biology through technology and art through… She hopes her work can contribute to answers to important questions about human biology. Karle has already released open source instructions for creating 3D-printed lattices for cell culture. She says she's inspired by A neural algorithm for artistic style, and Deep Dream. She's working on related projects that may eventually be used to create..."
"The most significant impact on my life from studying and making work with the body and mind is the understanding that things that we think are fixed or concrete are not. My work has shown me that there are always other options, which led to an intrinsic understanding that we can remake ourselves into who we want to become." - Amy Karle
"As artists and designers we are no longer tied to working with inanimate objects like clay, metal or fiber. It is really exciting when I think of how we can grow our own sculptures. I hope to inspire other artists and designers to think about possibilities of what they could make beyond what we are traditionally trained to use". - Amy Karle
"I turned to synthetic biology and regenerative medicine and set out on a journey of creating artwork that could grow into form. Using CAD design and 3D printing, I created scaffolds to encourage cell growth into a certain form, a 3D printed framework that tissue can regenerate on." - Amy Karle
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork is another experiment in creating art through technology, and using the human body as part of the medium… In this piece, she uses existence and the movement within the human body to create visuals of that which cannot be seen… She brings into question our understanding and visualization of consciousness, and attempts to create something that can be seen and understood from something that cannot.
“I was creating artwork with parametric and generative digital design to create forms, but it felt like there was something I could tap inherent with more mystery and surprises in the real world. So I looked within the body, at how cells articulate into different forms – what makes a cell become a beating heart, skin, or bone.” – Amy Karle
An artist aims to grow a human hand design from stem cells. She worked with scientists to design a trellis made of a hydrogel that will form an armature for the cells. Karle and her team is now culturing stem cells from bone marrow to add to the trellis, where she hopes they will grow into our signature body part.
“Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. Her most recent work uses the building blocks of life: cells. As an Artist in Residence at Pier 9, Amy collaborated with Autodesk to create “Regenerative Reliquary,” a sculpture consisting of 3D printed scaffolds for cell growth in a bioreactor. The intention is that stem cells seeded onto these scaffolds will grow into bone. She hopes that this project serves as a foundation for further exploration and opens conversations about the awe and mystery of life, transhumanism, synthetic biology, the future of medicine and implants, and things that could be made from the building blocks of life.”
It all started because Amy Karle wanted to grow her own exoskeleton. But after experimenting with 3-D printing bones while Artist in Residence at Autodesk, she set her sights on something a little smaller and more intimate. She decided to grow a human hand design.
“A major portion of this artwork that I'm creating is the cells that I use. I consider: what does it mean for this piece to have human cells growing and proliferating outside of the body? My mother was a research scientist and I grew up in the lab with her. I feel inspired by her whenever I do this kind of work. She has passed away now, but I consider what would it mean if I could use her cancer cells in this piece and they could live on?" –Amy Karle
Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. Her most recent work uses the building blocks of life: cells. As an Artist in Residence at Pier 9, Amy collaborated with Autodesk to create “Regenerative Reliquary,” a sculpture consisting of 3D printed scaffolds for cell growth in a bioreactor. The intention is that stem cells seeded onto these scaffolds will grow into bone. She hopes that this project serves as a foundation for further exploration and opens conversations about the awe and mystery of life, transhumanism, synthetic biology, the future of medicine and implants, and things that could be made from the building blocks of life.
As technology and the body become increasingly connected both in our daily lives and more significantly through medical research, Karle’s project is an important one. On a personal level as well.
Open source instructions on how to make 3D printed scaffolds for cell culture by Amy Karle
Open source instructions on how to 3D scan the body by Amy Karle... how to capture three dimensional scan data / reality capture of the body for CAD modeling,prosthesis, wearables, fashion design, pattern making, fitness and training, portraiture, avatars, figurines, action figures and more.
“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.” – Marina Abramovic
Amy Karle is a transmedia artist who works across a variety of mediums engaging questions about what it means to be human. She makes work on, around or about the body. Her artistic practice expresses ephemeral internal experiences in visual forms. She creates devices, interactive installations and performances connecting physiology and consciousness with technology to output artwork. Her works input biofeedback and emotional sensations to create direct visualizations of the human experience so that we may study the mind-body connection and the nature of consciousness, and even learn to reprogram it.
Open source instructions on how to make high-end specialty fabrics for couture, textile art, tapestries & fashion design by Amy Karle
Time, illusion, and the dichotomy of loss and fulfillment frequently re-emerge in Amy Karle’s Artwork through time-based processes and ephemeral experiences. Amy Karle unifies the material and immaterial by creating Art around and about the body that may function as a transformative device to transcend the material and provide an experience of the unseen. This is integrated in the way Amy Karle often offers viewers situations where they may observe themselves from a removed perspective… a catalyst for the foregrounding of transformative energies contained in the polyvalent body.
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