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A traveling exhibition of hardware from the MAL's collection, miniMAL showcased touchstones from the history of mainstream computing as well as disruptions to and deviations from the mainstream.

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 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 obscured interfaces, systems, and infrastructures.