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. […]

Introducing our newest Artist in Residence…

Come meet Melissa F. Clarke, the Visible Futures Lab’s new Artist in Residence this Friday at 6:30pm.  Melissa will be presenting her proposal for the Residency along with discussing past work. About Melissa: Melissa F. Clarke is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist whose work employs data and generative self-programmed compositional environments. Melissa is an educator, curator, and […]

Shape the Future with the VFL! We’re Hiring!

The Visible Futures Lab is hiring! We are looking to hire 2 new staff members to join our team! _____________________________________________________________________________ Full Time Night Lab Manager –  Manage daily operations of the Visible Futures Lab Hours: 4pm to 11pm Mon – Fri QUALIFICATIONS: • College degree in technology or design based fields • Minimum 3 years of […]

Enroll now for our Fall Continuing Ed Classes!

Our popular and inexpensive classes are back at the Lab and with two different sessions this Fall, you’re sure to find something that fits your schedule!. Learn Arduino in our Physical Computing class! Conceptualize your designs in our Rhino 3D software class! Get your hands on our shop and digital fabrication tools in our Traditional […]

rgb led control with multiple sensors – physical computing

I’m interested in controlling color fields with different sensor inputs. To get started in this direction, I took three different sensors (force sensor, soft potentiometer, potentiometer) and sent them through my Arduino’s analog inputs. I mapped their different input values to 0-255 and assigned each sensor’s values to the red, green, or blue (rgb) control […]