photos of the Media Archaeology Lab’s holdings

The Media Archaeology Lab was fortunate to have a visit this week from Kevin Kane, a talented student at the University of Colorado Boulder, who took a series of photos of some of the MAL’s holdings. We are working on compiling a complete, detailed catalogue of the lab’s complete holdings – until then, hopefully these photos give you a sense of the lab. Enjoy!

This picture captures most of the MAL’s fully functional Apple computers, from an Apple 1 replica to an iMac G4. 

The MAL’s collection of PCs – from left to right: Kaypro II, Commodore 64, Vectrex, Compaq Portable, Commodore Amiga 500, IBM 5150, NeXT Cube.

The MAL has a substantial collection of Apple IIe’s – some are fully functional and others are in need of repair. Also notice the Mattel Aquarius computer on the third shelf.

The MAL also has a modest collection of games and software, particularly for Apple II, Commodore 64, and Commodore Amiga.

MAL’s growing collection of early e-literature.

Finally, the MAL has a collection of analog machines including this beautiful Califone record player from, I think, the 1960s.

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Author:Lori Emerson

I am an Associate Professor of English and Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound and co-editor of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media.

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2 Comments on “photos of the Media Archaeology Lab’s holdings”

  1. October 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM #

    Very cool and looking fwd to a catalog of the lab’s holdings! One small point… not sure I would identify a NeXT Cube as a PC.

    • October 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM #

      thanks Shawn – appreciate the comment! Wasn’t the NeXT a personal computer, albeit expensive?

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