"The Future Human: Who Will We Become Under the Influence of Technology?"
Artist Amy Karle's talk for BBC 100 Women 2019
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.
This talk by Amy Karle, "The Future Human: Who Will We Become Under the Influence of Technology?" was given at the BBC Theatre London on 17 October 2019 bbc.com/news/world-49856545
Futurism - the act of predicting and shaping the future - is dominated by men. This year, BBC 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women? The BBC chose "100 inspiring and influential women from around the world at the top of their careers across science and the arts, politics, law, technology, sport, gender and identity, as well activists, campaigners and those who have responded to remarkable challenges in their own lives by making real change in the world around them", Including Artist Amy Karle amykarle.com. See the full list of BBC's 100 Women of 2019 here: bbc.com/news/world-50042279 and bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/bbc-100-women-2019-whos-on-the-list