The Media Archaeology Lab was founded by Dr. Lori Emerson as a place for cross-disciplinary, experimental research, teaching, and creative practice. Yet while nearly all digital media labs are conceived of as a place for experimental research using the most up-to-date, cutting-edge tools available, the MAL uses still functioning media from the past. The MAL is propelled by the need to preserve and maintain access to historically important media of all kinds.
Dr. Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Lab. Emerson writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory, and digital humanities. She is currently working on a cluster of research projects she calls “Other Networks” or histories of telecommunications networks that existed before or outside of the Internet. She is co-author of THE LAB BOOK: Situated Practices in Media Studies” (forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press, 2021) with Jussi Parikka and Darren Wershler and author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (University of Minnesota Press, June 2014). She is also co-editor of three collections: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (2014); Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013); and The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Books 2007).
Join MIMSGG on Thursday, March 11th from 1:00-2:15PM for a presentation on the MAL and a subsequent open discussion with Professor Emerson about her guiding methodologies and recent research. This event is open to all!