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 cutter, advanced graphics, and microcontroller workbenches, 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 are currently in the midst of a major project to move HAL to be in close proximity to a group of other design and visualization resources, at which point we will expand its operating hours and tech resources as well. This will take all of fall quarter, so for the next several months HAL’s presence will be as a “pop-up” only and not a formal space. This pop-up HAL will be housed in the Logan Center (Room 015) as part of the Media Center.

During that time we will only be offering informal, walk-in trainings on a limited set of resources including 3D printing and the laser cutter. More details to come soon.

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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.


915 E. 60th St.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 015
Chicago, IL 60637
University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Monday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 1pm-5pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm
Friday 1pm-5pm

Please contact for more information


773.834.7718 (Logan Media Center desk)

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