Perhaps no one’s artistic trauma manifests more materially than the work of Amy Karle. Born to a biochemist and pharmacist, Amy grew up with a rare and dangerous genetic disorder known as aplasia cutis, the missing of skin on the scalp.
For our first installment of this column, we’d like to introduce our home 3-D Printing lab, which occupies the corner table and a few buckets of filament nearby. We’re working on upgrading to a dedicated cabinet and installing a second unit; that’s how bullish we are on this new technology. That’s not to say that our setup isn’t absolutely “for dummies.” If we can do it, so can you.
The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood is set to begin construction within months. The concept is being brought to life via a collaboration between ICON, an Austin-based construction tech startup, New Story, a San Francisco-based housing nonprofit, and Fuseproject, a San Francisco-based design firm.