Projects from the Hack Arts Lab, University of Chicago

Final piece - embroidered dog in wood frame

Embroidering a Dog Pillow with Laser-etched Frame

Before beginning work at HAL/WGL, staff member Peter Forberg’s first project was to embroider a picture of his friend’s dog, Rosie. Using, he converted a photo of the dog into a few primary colors saved as a PNG. Then he used Hatch Embroidery software available on the HAL computers to turn the PNG into…

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Finished piece: HAL logo as assembled 3D letters

Building and Lasercutting 3D Letters

HAL/WGL student staff member Efraim Dahl started this project to build and design a decorative logo for HAL Studio, and to learn how to use the kyub software. Here are his words and documentation on the project/process: The 3D modeling is done in the kyub web-application. This web-application is not yet publicly available and is…

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