The Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) was founded in 2009 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While most digital media labs are conceived of as spaces for research using the most current or advanced tools available, the Media Archaeology Lab fosters interdisciplinary research using still-functioning media from the past. The MAL is propelled by the need to both preserve and maintain access to historically important media of all kinds—personal computers and portables from the 1970s through the 1990s, video games and their systems, analog media such as magic lanterns and typewriters, and myriad other hardware, software, and early works of digital literature and art created on these devices.
MAL is currently accepting application for residencies during the 2017-2018 academic year. The MAL’s residency program is open to all researchers, artists, writers, or others whose work would benefit from full access to the lab and its holdings. Residencies are typically coupled with a talk, exhibition, publication, or performance to showcase residency findings and outputs. Residency duration is dependent on project needs, and limited funding is available.
To apply, please complete a residency application form here: http://bit.ly/MALresidency