MALcontents Exhibition in BMoCA’s MediaLive Festival


Part of the Media Archaeology Lab’s collection was included as an installation at this year’s MediaLive festival, which took place from May 15-21 at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). Curated by MAL and MediaLive curator Maya Livio, this interactive exhibition featured video games related to MediaLive 2017’s theme The Void, which were playable on their corresponding systems. 

MediaLive is an annual, week-long international media art arts festival that includes performances, installations, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and events. Presented in collaboration with Boulder Startup Week, a community series with hundreds of free events, this year’s festival was held in multiple venues throughout the city of Boulder including BMoCA, the ATLAS institute, and the Fox Theater, and attracted nearly 2,800 visitors.

Games featured included: Night Driver for Atari (1976), Asteroids for Atari (1979), Missile Command for Atari (1980), Web Wars for Vectrex (1982), Q*Bert for Commodore 64 (1982), Tetris for NES (1984), Marble Madness for Sega Genesis (1984), and Perfect Dark for N64 (2000).