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August has arrived
Sorry we didn't write in July...
It’s August! Which means it’s ALMOST time for the fall semester to start.
We’re already filling our calendar with visits from and to classes around the CU campus - but we’re always open to figuring out more and better ways to be part of the community… both at CU and more broadly. If you have a class budget for field trips in the general Denver/Boulder/Front Range area and would like to visit from another institution, or if your workplace needs a staff enrichment day, or…. some other thing we have not thought of, please feel free to reach out! We also have a limited number of spaces available for virtual class visits from outside our general area - let us know if that’s something your class could benefit from.
August also means that next month we’ll be welcoming the first of our new cohort of in-person residents for the 2023-24 academic year. We are so pleased to be welcoming the following practitioners to make work at/with/through the lab:
Raquel Meyers (she/her), Alice Yuan Zhang (she/her), sid drmay (they/them), lee wilkins (they/them), Emily Francisco (she/her), Andy DiLallo (he/him), Becca Ricks (she/her), Aaron Tucker (he/him), Rob Ray (he/him), Paul O' Neill (he/him) and Shanice Martin (she/her).
We’ll be sharing more about each resident as their residency approaches and they work on their projects, but please join us in welcoming all of them to the MAL!
We will also be partnering with a cohort of remote residents this year - we’ll have more information on that group of folks as soon as we’ve confirmed more details. We’re really looking forward to having such a brilliant group of practitioners working with the lab this year and can’t wait to share their work with all of you!
In general news, the summer has been busy for all of us! A short recap
MAL Director Lori Emerson gave a keynote presentation, "A Network Archaeology of Othernets, Alternets, Radionets", for the Electronic Literature Organization annual conference that was held in Coimbra, Portugal in July.
The lab has welcomed a record number of summer visitors, from middle-school-age summer camp groups to birthday surprise parties to multiple visitors coincidentally named Mal.
We’ve cataloged and accessioned over 400 items as we make major headway on our donation pile.
We’ve acquired a couple of NABU PC units and will be working on getting those going as part of our push to make more network demonstrations available to experiment with.
That’s all for now - happy August!
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oh and p.s. - we are almost sold out of our limited-edition T-shirts. If you’d like to get one before they’re gone, reach out and check to see if we have your size available. (We’re planning to make a new design soon, and we’ll be selling that one by pre-order only.)