Introducing Artist in Residence: Adam Peacock

                Please join us this Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00pm at the Visible Futures Lab for an opening talk with Adam Peacock, our newest Artist in Residence. Adam will discuss his work and plans for his upcoming collaboration with the VFL. Click here for more information about the […]

Spring semester orientations at the Visible Futures Lab

  Are you interested in learning more about the fabrication tools available to you at the Visible Futures Lab? Join us January 19th-22nd to learn how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, shop tools, and more so that you can start working on your own fabrication projects. Sessions are open to Graduate students, faculty and […]

Holiday Hours

The Lab is closed from 1pm Wednesday December 23rd until Sunday January 3rd.  January 4th to 8th, the Lab will be open in a limited capacity from10am to 7pm as we restock, clean and maintain equipment in the Lab – expect that some equipment will be offline and unavailable during that time. January 9th, the Lab […]

Let your plant talk to you – through “Bloom”

What looks a little bit like a stereo is called Bloom. It is an interactive pot which provides a real time measurement of soil moisture and the amount of humidity in the air. David Mahmarian and Saba Singh, SVA Interaction Design students, made this project for their Physical Computing class at the VFL. For their […]

T-Shirt Workshop with Mary Huang

It turns out making a t-shirt is a lot of work! But it’s also a lot of fun. Mary Huang introduced the students attending her workshop to the art of crafting clothes. Everything starts with a pattern traced around a pre-existing (perfectly) fitting t-shirt. Fabric is cut to size and sewed with a coverstitch sewing machine […]

John’s Halloween Mask (modeled in Rhino)

Here’s how John made his awesome Halloween mask: He modeled the mask in Rhino (a 3D modeling software; if you’re interested in learning how to use this software, he teaches an Intro to Rhino class).           The mask was exported as an .OBJ file and it was opened in Pepakura (a […]

Crafty Surprise

Michael Stone (MFA Design student) creates joy and happiness at the Visible Futures Lab. His assignment for Stefan Sagmeister’s class “Can Design Touch Someone’s Heart” led him to design a gift for his roommate, a passionate music collector. This is how the idea of a wooden record holder got started. Michael wanted it to be a simple […]

Workshop with Melissa Clarke

It’s best if students have a research focus and data sets chosen before the workshop. In the first workshop we will brainstorm possible forms to express your content and work towards and execution plan. This includes: planning ways to systematize and make your data sets more manageable, focus on work flow and best production techniques. […]