LEVEL UP with the VFL in 2017. Spring courses starting soon!

Attention Makers, Artists, Designers, and Idea People! Did you resolve to grow your design skills or portfolio in 2017? The VFL can help! We offer continuing education classes to help you develop your digital and hands-on fabrication skills. Classes are held in our state of the art fabrication lab, where students have access to a […]

Announcing Hackett, VFL Artist in Residence

Want to learn how to surf the wave of the apocalypse in style? Do you wish you had the skills necessary to dismantle what other people throw away and build it back up into machines that might be useful, but will certainly be dangerous? Do you just like stuff that goes BOOM?! Join us at […]

VFL Holiday Hours: 11/23-11/28

The VFL will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday, 11/23 until 10am on 11/28. We are, as always, thankful for all of the talent, creativity, energy and drive that our lab users bring every day, and make the VFL such a great place to be. We hope you all enjoy the long weekend, and we […]

Welcoming Oya Kosebay, newest VFL staff member!

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member to the VFL! Oya Kosebay designs for digital fabrication, makes learning objects and teaches the wonders of Physical Computing and 3D Printing to kids & adults. She co-created and ran a Girls Technology Camp at Adler Planetarium, Chicago, for four years before receiving her masters from […]

Jess Rowland, Artist in Residence Performance and Exhibit Opening, Friday October 28

This Friday, Visible Futures Lab Artist in Residence Jess Rowland will be presenting work developed during her residence in an exhibit and performance entitled Notations: Interactive Flexible Circuits for Music. Jess Rowland will demonstrate variety of instruments (including typewriters, stethoscopes, player piano rolls and inductive coils) that work with ÔÇťaudio circuit prints”: flexible circuitry created […]

BKBioReactor at the VFL! Exhibit Opening and Talk

Join us at the Visible Futures Lab this Friday, September 30 at 7:00 pm for an opening exhibition and talk from Artists in Residence, BKBioReactor. What *is* a bioreactor anyway? Can I build one? How can I use emerging (and traditional) design and fabrication skills to remediate pollutants and support a healthy microbiome? What is […]

Sign Up For Equipment Demos! Sept 9-16

If you’ve been thinking about ways to level-up your fabrication skills, now is your chance! Sign up to see our shop and digital fabrication tools in action, and talk to the Visible Futures Lab staff about ways that our resources can support your work. Sign up to see demonstrations of our Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, […]

We’re Hiring!

The VFL is currently searching for a new NIGHT MANAGER. Do you get excited about making things? Are you excited about helping other people make things? Do you have a solid foundation in fabrication/tech? Can you see yourself helping graduate students with the kinds of projects seen in the slideshow below? If so, take a […]