Guest Speaker: Sophie Kahn

Période de délire, K, 2014, 3d print (laser sintered nylon) from 3d laser scan, 12" x 11" x 8"

An integral part of the Digital Fabrication Residency programming includes guest speakers who represent innovative practitioners in the field of digital fabrication. Digital Fabrication Residency is proud to announce our first guest speaker for the Fall 2014 Session. Sophie Kahn is an accomplished artist and specialist with a deep understanding of the intersection of art and technology. Among her many professional achievements including prominent exhibitions and years teaching in academia, she also spearheads a 3D scanning and 3D printing consulting company in New York that works with creatives. 3D printing industry leaders such as the former CEO/Co Founder of MakerBot now head of Innovation at Stratasys,  Bre Pettis has given high praise to Sophie's abilities and expertise in 3D scanning. Digital Fabrication Residency Session 2 residents will no doubt gain terrific insights from Kahn's working knowledge in this ever evolving arena of 3D scanning. 

Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based Australian new media artist. She earned a BA (Hons) in
Fine Art/History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London; a Graduate Certificate in
Spatial Information Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne; and an MFA in Art and
Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded a
full tuition Trustee Scholarship.

She has exhibited her artwork in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo,
Osaka and Seoul. Her video work has been screened in festivals including Transmediale,
Zero1 San Jose Biennial, Dance Camera West, Trampoline, Frequency, Currents New Media
Festival and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Most recent exhibitions include 'New Romantics'
at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, and Paddles On!, an exhibition and
auction of digital art in London at Phillips auction house.

Sophie has taught in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute as a Visiting Associate
Professor, and at Columbia College, Chicago, as a visiting instructor. She has recently
completed residencies at the NARS Foundation and at the Museum of Arts and Design, both
in New York City. Her work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic, and other private
funding bodies. Her work is held in public and private collections in the United States and
internationally. Sophie is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Digital and Electronic Arts

Triple Portrait of E, 2013, 3d print (laser sintered nylon) from 3d laser scan, life size