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Amy Karle – “There are opportunities for women, minorities, and all types of minds to be leaders in 3D Printing”

 Amt Karle

Amt Karle

Amy Karle uses the mind, body, science, and technology to create art.

Working across a variety of platforms she engages questions about what it means to be human by creating projects on, around, or about the body; it is the subject and the medium. 

She creates sculptures, garments/wearables, and performance using physiology, consciousness, and technology to create representations of our internal states so that we may study the mind and body and even learn to reprogram it. She often uses 3D printing in her work.

As an artist and designer, Karle is also a provocateur and a futurist, leveraging new technologies to create work that catalytically examines material and spiritual aspects of life and open minds to future visions of how technology could be utilized to support and enhance humanity. 

Her work can be seen as artifacts of a speculative future where digital, physical and biological systems merge. A few pictures are included in this interview, however, for more information, we invite you to visit her website.

Nora Toure: Amy, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?

Amy Karle: My educational background is in Art & Design and Philosophy. I was traditionally trained in form and function at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. I was on the art side of the school, and the other half is a traditional Ceramics Engineering / Materials Science school. 
At that time, we didn’t have 3D printing accessible in the ways we see it now, but my education groomed a mindset for using 3D printing and we definitely did a lot of additive manufacturing with clay! I also studied at Cornell University and originally went to school to be a genetic engineer and topologist, however when I understood more about my motivations, I switched to pursue Art & Design and Philosophy.

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