June 21 – Tech+Textile: An Introduction to Wearable Electronics

On June 21, in collaboration with Eyebeam, the Visible Futures Lab will be hosting a workshop by Becky Stern focusing on wearable electronics. Details: Date: June 21 Time: 2-5pm Cost: $100 (materials included) REGISTER NOW! Learn the basics of making your own wearable electronics! Join Adafruit’s Becky Stern for a hands-on tech+textile workshop using the […]

Summer Hours Coming Soon

Starting this weekend the VFL will begin summer hours: 10am to 6pm Monday through Thursday 10am to 5pm Friday Closed Saturday and Sunday The VFL will begin the summer by closing this coming weekend May 17th & 18th. The lab will also be closed the following Friday May 23rd to Monday May 26th for Memorial […]


All student projects and materials must be removed from the VFL by Thursday May 15th. Anything left in the VFL on Thursday May 15th will be recycled, repurposed, reused or thrown out. Please help out the wonderful VFL staff and remove your materials and projects before we have to. Thanks!

April 25th 5:00pm // Artists in Residence Final Presentation

Friday April 25th, 5:00pm The Visible Futures Lab   Maddy Maxey and Mari Kussman, founders of CRATED,  will present their experimental research during the 7-week residency with the Visible Futures Lab. Their talk will cover their attempt at implementing electromagnetism into their ongoing ’8 Fold’ design - a modular and indeterminate form garment. Through technical research, scientific experimentation, design […]

Plan Ahead!

It’s that time of year again: Sleep deprivation and last minute projects in the VFL. To minimize stress and get your work done on time, we encourage you to plan ahead and book the time you’ll need with the digital fabrication tools whether you need to use the vinyl printer/cutter, laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC […]

Mari Kussman and Maddy Maxey, the next VFL Artists in Residence. 

The Visible Futures Lab is proud to introduce Mari Kussman and Maddy Maxey, founders of CRATED Lab, as our new Artists in Residence. CRATED Lab focuses on changing consumerism through low-impact wearables and progressive manufacturing systems. Mari and Maddy work toward the development of extensible apparel through iterative experimentation. The developmental process is founded upon […]

Vac Form!

  A quick project by Products of Design second year Richard Clarkson using the Vacuum Forming Machine. He created a conceptual spinal power inducer giving its wearer superhuman powers. Richard Commented on how easy this machine was in comparison to the “one at his undergrad” The digital interface and profine saving saves heaps of time. […]

Wood Turning in the VFL!

  Very nice work form Products of Design first year Julia who lathed her very first wood turned candle stick! The wood lathe is one of the most overlooked machines in the VFL but is one of the most artistic and therapeutic. So if you’re interested in trying it out come chat to us!