Welcome to The Dig!

What did your cell phone look like in the 90s? When did digital cameras take the world by storm? How have game consoles transformed since Atari? The Dig explores these questions and reveals how the most popular technologies of our time have evolved from their origins.

Our new digital society relies solely upon the road of research and advancements information technology pioneers paved. In order to continue to further improve the digital realm, we must understand the successes, attempts, and failures of the past.

Much of the technology shown in The Dig is located in the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL) at CU Boulder. This MAL uses media and technology from the past to preserve and teach history as well as allow multi-disciplinary research opportunities.

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The Dig was built by students at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Learn more about who created the exhibits and read biographies from the authors in the About the Dig section.