pretty sure we forgot about February...
Hi folks! Some updates for your brains:
SPRING OPEN HOUSE HOURS
We’ve got the best open house schedule we’ve maybe ever had, thanks to our fantastic volunteer crew:
Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm
Tuesday: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm - 3 pm
Thursday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Friday: 10 am - 1 pm, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 3 pm
EphemerMAL Zine is back!
We’re taking submissions again! Due March 15 to our primary email address: firstname.lastname@example.org!
EphemerMAL is a community-sourced zine curated by MALpals (this issue: libi and Reily). Using a piece of ephemera from the MAL collection as a prompt, we collect written and 2-D visual work from our community of fans and friends into zines celebrating those bits of cultural ephemera that are often hard to display or contextualize otherwise.
Please limit written submissions to 1000 words for space, but otherwise the genre is open - poetry, fiction, non-fiction, whatever you like! Visual works should fit an 8.5” x 11” page.
The end result will have a limited run printed in full color and shared via the lab, and will also be published on archive.org. Previous issues can also be found on archive.org at ephemerMAL 1 and ephemerMAL 2.
The prompt for this edition:
Please share with anyone who might be interested in contributing!
Our partnership with the lovely folks at Our Friend The Computer is taking shape, and we’ll be doing some recording in our collection to supplement their work over the next few months, as well as working with them to release some audio material of our own. Subscribe to them if you like deep dives into the cultural and technical history of computing!
Founder & Director Lori Emerson gave a talk on The Lab Book with her co-writers Darren Wershler and Jussi Parikka at the University of Connecticut as part of their Humanities Institute.
Lori also learned that MAL has received a donation from Google that will allow us to have a full time staff person for another year!
Finally, don’t forget that the lab is on Mastodon now! While we’re still on Twitter as well, we’ve been more active in the new space. Find us at @email@example.com
That’s all for now, thanks for being our friends!