The Drawing Lab

Welcome to the Drawing Lab.

The Drawing Lab started up in September of 2010.

Around three hundred years ago Adam Smith suggested the Industrial Revolution would reduce the 18 hour work day and therefore increase leisure — leisure which he assumed would be enacted as charitable acts and cultural development. So, if the work week has decreased, what are the ways we spend our non-work hours, and why?

The Drawing Lab works to expose and propose types of non-labor experiences. The experiments demonstrate the small effort it takes  to say (or draw) something that matters, even (or possibly particularly) if it matters only to you. It’s easy to fall back into the screen. But it’s surprisingly easy to get up.

Click below to try out some drawing experiments, look at some documentation and scripts, and try out your own drawing experiments.

Check out the Drawing Experiments

Do your own experiment and Participate

See some Video.

Read about Materials and Methods.