We’ve given tours to hundreds of students and community members!
CU classes from departments including Art/Art History, Computer Science, Engineering, English literature, Film Studies, Information Science, and Library Science have visited the lab. We have also hosted high school students from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Studio Project, and staff and faculty groups from across campus.
Students visiting the lab engage in various ways ranging from free discovery time to focused assignments. General tours are a great starting place, but we like in-depth engagement even more. Instructors and professors are encouraged to develop assignments specific to the MAL.
We have developed activities that can be modified for many types of classes, including prompts for self-guided exploration in the collections. For classes that demand more specific instruction, we work with professors to develop tailored assignments.
General activities for students in the lab:
- Introductory Scavenger Hunt (any level, MAL PAL Chris Torrence)
- Digital Archive Assignment (undergraduate level, PhD student Jaime Kirtz)
- Prompts for Adventures in the Media Archaeology Lab (undergraduate level, MA student Georgie Archibald)
- Three Media Archaeology Lab Project Briefs (undergraduate or graduate level, MA student Georgie Archibald)
- Media Archaeology Class/Lab Assignment (advanced undergraduate or graduate level, Prof. Matthew Kirschenbaum)
- Typography Scavenger Hunt (undergraduate level, Prof. Joel Swanson)
- Media Aesthetics 1-minute Documentary (undergraduate level, Prof. Erin Espelie)
Class syllabi featuring the MAL and similar collections:
- Media Archaeology Reconfigured (graduate level, 2018/2019, Prof. Lori Emerson)
- Digital Media and Civic Engagement (junior level, 2016, PhD student Jaime Kirtz)
- Introduction to Digital Media in the Humanities (sophomore level, 2016, Prof. Lori Emerson)
- Media Archaeology (graduate level, 2008, Prof. Darren Wershler)
- Media Archaeology (graduate level, 2010, Prof. Darren Wershler)
- Media Archaeology (graduate level, 2010, Prof. Alexander Galloway)
- Media Archaeology / Media Poetics (graduate level, 2014, Prof. Lori Emerson)
- Media-Specific Literary Analysis: Reading Between the Page and Screen (senior level, 2015, MA student Georgie Archibald)
- Theory & Practice of Doing: From Digital Humanities to Posthumanities (graduate level, 2015, Prof. Lori Emerson)
- Typewriting (graduate level, 2012, Prof. Darren Wershler)