Media Archaeology Lab
Established in 2009 by Dr. Lori Emerson, the Media Archaeology Lab is a space for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and creative practice. It houses one of the world's largest collections of functioning media artifacts. The lab encourages researchers, students, teachers, artists, and the public to explore and create using items from the collection, such as phonograph players, magic lanterns, historical computers, handheld devices, and game consoles. Notable pieces include the Altair 8800b, Commodore 64, Apple IIe, Vectrex, and the Imagination Machine I and II, designed by African-American video game pioneer Ed Smith.