Collaboratories are interdisciplinary, team-based research labs designed to engage students in critical making—activities that bridge critical thinking and digital fabrication. They are polymathic in nature, bringing faculty, experts, artists, designers, and students together at the Ahmanson Lab over an academic year. They are organized around topics, problems or set of questions that are best explored via the hands-on design and production of digital artifacts.

Collaboratories are designed and coordinated by one or more USC faculty in cooperation with Ahmanson Lab staff.

Interested in proposing a collaboratory?  Calls for proposals are announced each summer. See our CFP for more details. Let us know if you'd like to receive our next call or email Curtis Fletcher at to learn more.

Interested in participating in a collaboratory? See our Ahmanson Lab Innovation Scholars program for more details.