Currently at the VFL
Our Day Manager Maya has hit the dusty trail to find greener pastures in Los Angeles, CA.
The VFL Staff and users are appreciative of her talents, kindness, and ability to teach others in a compassionate and patient way. We have enjoyed our time together and look forward to watching you excel at what ever it is you pursue out West.
Best of luck Maya!
Artist in Resident: Matthew Gantt
Meet our new artist in resident: Matthew Gantt. He has proposed a site specific VR experience that will include interactive objects and a new musical composition.
Gantt’s compositional work focuses primarily on the creative use of live electronics, issues of embodiment and environment in digital performance, and the use of open form scores and systems. Areas of inquiry and research include the overlap of contemporary artistic production and consumption, artificial scarcity in the age of digital reproduction, and the recorded document as confluence of artifact and event.
Our summer classes start 5/28/2019!
The Visible Futures Lab hosts a variety of 6 week classes that teach students about the latest technologies and equipment. Use 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, CNC machines, among others in conjunction with learning Physical Computing, Smart Textiles, 3D Modeling, Prototyping, and more!
Classes start at just $300.00.
The Lab facilities include a full work shop, dust free Maker Space with Soft Lab, Spray Booth, and a state-of-the-art Digital Fabrication room. A description of the equipment with accompanying tutorials can be found at the link below.
A Lab Access Request must be completed and approved by the VFL in order to gain access to the facilities. This will allow the staff to anticipate project requirements and allocate the Lab’s resources accordingly.
Sign up to take a course at the VFL
The Visible Futures Lab offers a variety of classes in our state-of-the-art Digital Fabrication Maker Space. Classes are taught by our expert Staff, all of which are SVA Faculty - learn more about classes such as Physical Computing, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, Digital and Hands-on prototyping, Soft Circuits and Fiber Arts, and Mechanical Toy Design!
Artist in Residence
The Artist in Residence Program at the Visible Futures Lab is a paid 7 week exploration that provides creatives with studio space and full access to the Lab. During their time at the VFL, artists will research and develop projects that explore and expand the philosophy of purposeful and extensible art and design.
We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2018 January/February Residency and our 2018 March/April Residency. Deadline for both residencies is 11:59pm October 15th 2017.
Material prices and equipment fees
Most tools and equipment at the Lab are free of charge to use for SVA Graduate Students and Staff, but there are a few services that do incur charges. In addition to the electronic, physical computing, wood shop, and digital fabrication equipment that the Lab has, a host of materials are stocked for purchase by Lab users. Explore the materials and equipment price list at the link below.
Request Access & Equipment
Access Request Form
Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, and Approved Alumni MUST fill out an access request form in order to use the facilities or consult with Lab Staff.
Please check our calendar HERE before requesting access.
Equipment Check out Form
Some equipment is available to check out from the Lab. Please inquire with a staff member about tools that may be checked out. All check-out requests must be approved by a staff member prior to filling out this form.
Lab Equipment & Tutorials
The Lab facilities include a full work shop, dust free Maker Space, Spray Booth, and a state of the art Digital Fabrication room. A description of the equipment with accompanying tutorials can be found at the link below.