The Hack Arts Lab (HAL) provides an open-access laboratory for creative digital fabrication and visualization. This makerspace-styled workshop is designed to support a breadth of activity ranging from undergraduate projects to faculty-led exploration.
HAL resources include 3D printers, laser cutters, soldering stations, workbenches and microcomputing tools, all offered at minimal cost.
Our equipment and facilities are available to University of Chicago students, staff, and faculty for creative projects and teaching uses. We support the curricular needs of courses interested in digital fabrication and visualization, as well as self-directed projects.
We have recently moved HAL to be in close proximity to a group of other design and visualization resources, within the university's new Media Arts, Data, and Design (MADD) Center.
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Initiated by Jason Salavon, associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute, and managed by the Logan Media Center, the lab is generously supported by the Computation Institute, the Logan Center for the Arts, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories, IT Services, and the Division of the Humanities.
John Crerar Library, 1st Floor
5730 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
PAY HAL / MADD CENTER INVOICES HERE
SPRING QUARTER 2022 HOURS
MADD Center Arts Labs (HAL & WGL) + CSIL:
*HAL Studio is open 10am-8pm M-F and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Kent Lambert, Assistant Director, Hack Arts Lab