ATLAS EXPO Fall 2016

Wednesday Dec. 7, 5 – 6:30 pm | Roser ATLAS Institute 

 

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ATLAS EXPO celebrates student work in creative technology and design undertaken at the institute. Students and faculty will be sharing ingenious projects that demonstrate their skills in virtual reality, physical computing, mobile apps, human-computer interaction, design, information and communication technology for development, and more. For more information, see the list of participating classes below and this catalog of  student projects.

ATLAS is an interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity and invention. By nurturing a rich synthesis of design and technology, ATLAS amplifies innovation in engineering and the arts.

If you are curious about an ATLAS master’s degree or wondering if the BS-TAM program is right for you, this is a great opportunity to get a first hand introduction.  You can also check out photos from  ATLAS Expo Spring 2016 and ATLAS Expo Fall 2015 to get a better feel for what to expect. Join us! (Directions to Roser ATLAS building, CU-Boulder)

UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES

ADVANCED IMAGE

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ATLS 3519 | Instructor: Conor King
Advanced Image expands on the technical skills and concept development learned in the Image class. Students learn to combine technical skills with conceptual thinking and study subjects such as wearable cameras and drone photography.

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CODE SORCERY

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ATLS 4519 | Instructor: Ben Shapiro
An elective in the Technology, Arts & Media program, this course is a gentle introduction to creative programming, meant for those with no prior programming experience. Students in this course will learn to write computer programs that work with images and sound, as well as prototype mobile apps, games, and/or interactive physical installation pieces. They are at Expo to demonstrate their newly developed techno-wizardry skills.

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FORM

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ATLS 3100 | Instructor: Arielle Hein
A core TAM class, Form teaches undergraduate students the fundamentals of working in 3D modeling, animation, and 3D printing, including the development process.

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GAME DESIGN

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ATLS 4519 | Instructor: Matt Bethancourt
This course introduces students to game design, development, history, theory, and culture through game analysis and creation.

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IMAGE

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ATLS 2100 | Instructor: Kevin Hoth
A core class in the Technology, Arts & Media (TAM) programs, Image introduces techniques and concepts of digital image-making as an expressive medium, including photography, animation and video.

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INTRO TO VIRTUAL REALITY

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ATLS 4519 | Instructor: Dan Szafir

Intro to Virtual Reality offers an opportunity to learn about the developing realm of virtual, immersive and interactive worlds. Topics covered include computer graphics and 3D modeling, human-computer interaction and user experience design, VR simulation for robotics, and programming interactive systems.

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MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

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ATLS 4519 | Instructor: Aileen Pierce

This TAM technical elective builds on previous experience in Mobile Application Development. Students design and devleop iOS and Android apps using platforms such as Xcode, iOS9 SDK, Swift2, Android Studio, Android SDK, and Java.

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MOTION DESIGN

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ATLS 3110 | Instructor: Ian Hales

A TAM elective, Motion Design delves into the history of animation and strives toward creative and project-based mastery of motion design and production, including 3D, motion-based, and stop-motion animation.

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OBJECT

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ATLS 3519 | Instructor: Arielle Hein
A core TAM class, Object introduces the fundamentals of physical computing. Students use sensors, motors, and simple electronics to design interactive projects or kinetic installations.

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SOUND

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ATLS 3200 | Instructor: Matt Bethancourt
A core TAM class, Sound introduces techniques, technologies and concepts of digital sound. In addition to focusing on digital sound creation and interaction, this course offers historical and conceptual context to sound production.

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WEB FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT

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ATLS 4519 | Instructor: Aileen Pierce

This class builds interactive web applications using front-end web development concepts and technologies. Students work with a range of technologies including Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, APIs, and user interface design methods.

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GRADUATE CLASSES

Creative Technology Seminar

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ATLS 5519 | Instructor: Jiffer Harriman
Creative Technology Seminar is a hands-on survey of old, new and emerging creative technologies that allow students to create and build new experiences using an interdisciplinary approach to design that merges computation, electronics and fabrication.

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User-Centered Design and Development

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CSCI 5389| Instructor: Shaun Kane
Teams of graduate students practice user-centered design techniques to create and evaluate application prototypes in any of a wide variety of domains.

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Creative Technology and Design Thesis Project – Matt Dickey

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ATLAS 5400 | Instructor: Joel Swanson
This robot traces digital line art onto physical surfaces to turn digital sketchbooks into more powerful tools for traditional artists.

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Creative Technologies and Design Thesis Project – Megan Leahy

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ATLS 5400 | Instructor: Aileen Pierce 
The “Explanimated Textbook” explores how animation and interactivity can enhance learning in anatomy and physiology courses.

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Design Studio

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ATLS 5519 | Instructor: Ian Hales

A part of the Master’s Creative Tech & Design program, students develop advanced studio projects that answer design questions. The projects involve a multi-week cycle of rapid prototyping, user-testing, presentations, critique, and refinement.

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Information and Communication Technology for Development Lab

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ATLS 5240 | Instructor: Chris Bopp
A graduate ICTD lab course, students bring together technology, development and research methods to produce a cohesive project. Each team creates an ICTD intervention addressing a real world problem. Each prototype serves as the base of their MS-ICTD project portfolio.

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INDEPENDENT STUDIES 

Uploaded Identity: Who We Are Online (Undergraduate) – A. Grace Wilson

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ATLS 4900 | Instructor: Ian Hales

Uploaded Identity: Who We Are Online is an independent study using interviews, new media, and historical research on tumblr and reddit to show organic online societies with unique social codes and similar trends of self-selected community. Presented as a poster and first crafted as a book.

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Skipping Skills (Graduate) – Megan Leahy

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ATLS 4900 | Instructor: Ian Hales
Skipping Skills makes it easy for young athletes to view video explanations and demonstrations by world-class jump ropers in order to learn, practice, and master jump rope skills.

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Remote Low-Cost Water Quality Measurement Unit (Graduate) – Fuji Robledo

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ATLS 4900 | Instructor: Mustafa Naseem
This independent research project has involved creating a low-fidelity prototype of a remote, low-cost water quality measurement unit on an Electron micro-controller.

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