The Hack Arts Lab at the MADD Center, located in the John Crerar Library, will re-open to UChicago students, staff and faculty on September 27, 2021.

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.

Learn more about:

Resources
Access & Training
Projects


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.

Location

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Media Arts, Data, and Design (MADD) Center, 1st Floor, John Crerar Library
5730 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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University of Chicago
5730 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Location:
John Crerar Library, 1st Floor
5730 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
hal-info@uchicago.edu

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Hours

FALL QUARTER 2021 HOURS

MADD Center Arts Labs (HAL & WGL):
Monday-Friday 10am-8pm (hours are likely to expand as the quarter proceeds)                  

Contact

Kent Lambert, Assistant Director, Hack Arts Lab
773-834-1280
hal-info@uchicago.edu

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