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. This site will be updated throughout the summer of 2019 with information on new and expanded HAL resources.
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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.
CSIL, the Weston Game Lab (WGL), and the Hack Arts Lab (HAL) will be closed through the month of September 2019. CSIL will reopen at 8am on Monday September 30. The MADD Center Front Desk, WGL and HAL will reopen at 8am on Tuesday October 1.
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Kent Lambert, Assistant Director, Hack Arts Lab