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 some activities that can be modified for many types of classes, including some prompts for guided exploration in the collections. For classes that demand more specific instruction in relation to the lab, we work in conjunction with professors to develop tailored assignments.
Possible activities for students in the lab:
- Breaking It Apart (undergraduate level, Prof. Roger Whitson)
- 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)
- Typography Scavenger Hunt (undergraduate level, Prof. Joel Swanson)
- Media Archaeology Class/Lab Assignment (advanced undergraduate or graduate level, Prof. Matthew Kirschenbaum)
The following class syllabi feature the MAL and similar collections:
- 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)