Welcome to the

Visible Futures Lab

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Currently at the VFL
 

 
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Artist in Resident Xuan Chen Reception: 12/14 7pm

Please join the Visible Futures Lab and Xuan Chen for the gallery opening of her new series [Light, Color, Dimension] next Thursday 12/14 from 6pm - 8:30pm.  Xuan will discuss her process and projects as she reflects on her 7 week Residency at the Lab. This event is open to the public.  The Artist Talk starts promptly at 6pm.   Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Can't make the opening?  Watch it live on our Facebook stream!

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OUr Spring 2018 classes start on 1/21/2018!     

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, and among others in conjunction with learning Physical Computing, Smart Textiles, 3D Modeling, Prototyping, and more! 

Classes start at just $300.00.             

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Winter Break

The Visible Futures Lab closes at 1pm Friday December 20th and will reopen on Monday, January 8th at 10am.   

We hope you have a safe and relaxing winter break!    

 

Shop Safety

 

 
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Facilities

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! 

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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.    

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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.