the building blocks of life

the building blocks of life

Amy Karle: Bringing Bones to Life

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Amy Karle is an artist who has always been fascinated with mysteries of the body. (www.amykarle.com) 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. For those who wish to experiment, Amy has shared her workflow with open source instructions @ (instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Scaffolds-for-Cell-Culture). A very special thank you for all of the support and to all of the special people involved with this project! Film by: Charlie Nordstrom (www.northstreamfilm.com) Assistant Editor: Blue Bergen In this film in order of appearance: Amy Karle Chris Venter Philippe Videau John Vericella Music: "Eileen" by Lee Rosevere "Ones Left Behind" by Ketsa "See Through Walls" by Anitek Available on Free Music Archive - www.freemusicarchive.org Under CC by license - Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International This project was made possible with the generous support of Autodesk, Autodesk's Pier 9 Artist in Residence Program (autodesk.com/air), Bio/Nano Research Team (autodeskresearch.com/groups/bionano), the Ember 3D Printer Team (www.ember.autodesk.com), Autodesk software Within Medical (www.withinlab.com), Fusion 360 (autodesk.com/products/fusion), ReMake (www.memento.autodesk.com), Netfabb (http://www.netfabb.com/), Meshmixer (www.meshmixer.com/) and Autodesk software evangelists. Special thanks to California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, and The Bone Room.