MINIMAL

(2016–ongoing)
curator

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A traveling exhibition of hardware from the MAL's collection, miniMAL showcases touchstones from the history of mainstream computing, but also disruptions to and deviations from this mainstream.

As curator of the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL), I curate exhibitions from the collection, program an events series, and rebooted and run the residency program.

The Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) provides a space for cross-disciplinary experimental research through hands-on access to the defining moments in the history of computing. Founded in 2009 by Dr. Lori Emerson and guided by the motto “the past must be lived so that the present can be seen,” the MAL's collection of still-functioning but (mostly) obsolete hardware, software, and platforms aims to defamiliarize and make visible for critique otherwise invisible interfaces, systems, and infrastructures.