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Robotic music fills lobby

A Gamelatron, which uses robotic mechanisms to create a percussive sound similar to a traditional Balinese orchestra, was on display in the ATLAS lobby as part of the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts in April. The installation allowed people to play different musical pieces by pressing keys on a keypad. For a Boulder Camera newspaper article about Communikey and the installation, click here

Batteries Die ensemble Tim Eriksen and the Batteries Die Media Ensemble perform with a video backdrop on March 5th in the Black Box. ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance director Michael Theodore is performing on guitar at left. For a YouTube video of the performance, click here.



April 2011

Sophia B. Liu defends ATLAS Ph.D. dissertation; video available

Sophia B. Liu’s successful ATLAS Ph.D. dissertation defense on April 6 was on the topic of Grassroots Heritage: A Multi-Method Investigation of How Social Media Sustain the Living Heritage of Historic Crises.
The dissertation investigates the socio-technical practices emerging from the use of social media and how these practices help to sustain the living heritage of historic crises.
The purpose is to provide empirical evidence on how heritage is a living and participatory phenomenon that needs to be considered when designing technology for heritage matters. The concepts of grassroots heritage and socially distributed curation are offered as a way of interpreting cultural heritage in the context of the participatory Web.
Click here or on the photo above to see the video of her dissertation defense.

Liu will become the second student to be awarded the ATLAS Ph.D. during graduation ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in ATLAS 100.

ATLAS speaker talks about developing teaching technologies

Margaret Dickey-Kurdziolek, a computer science Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech, spoke about the interactions students and teachers have with technology and each other, and how these interactions can help developers create better learning technologies. She will discuss SimCalc MathWorlds and alternative design strategy, called "zensign."
Her presentation was part of the ATLAS Speaker Series, made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton & Anat Harel.
Click here to see the video of her presentation.

Registration still open for ATLAS Digital Media Bootcamp in May

ATLAS is offering Digital Media Bootcamp, a three-week intensive digital media certificate course, from May 9-27 at the ATLAS Institute, Room 113.

The course is an introduction to digital media production that is designed to teach practical technological skills to people from any industry or discipline. The course and certificate is offered through ATLAS and CU's Continuing Education program.

For more information, click here

"Carnivals and Snowstorms" performances April 29-30

"Carnivals and Snowstorms," a multimedia theater, dance and film collaboration, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Black Box.
The production, which has three sections, uses projection screens and a set design derived from vintage carnival booths, the elegance of 1930s costumes, and retro-inspired choreography.
To reserve a free ticket, click here.

ATLAS information available on several social networks

Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located here, or by clicking on the icons below:
A Facebook page highlighting ATLAS events and student projects. Click on the icon to visit ATLAS on Facebook. Click on the "Like" icon on the Facebook page to stay in touch with ATLAS through Facebook.
A blog, written by ATLAS staff members, about ATLAS, its programs and technologies of interest. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on blogger.
Twitter, which is highlighting ATLAS events, news and the creative works of ATLAS students. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on Twitter.
YouTube, which features video of student projects and Center for Media, Arts and Performance events. Click on the icon and subscribe to the ATLAS YouTube channel.
Flickr, featuring photos of ATLAS events, people and projects. Click on the icon and comment on ATLAS photos.

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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is a campus-wide entrepreneurial catalyst and incubator for innovative interdisciplinary research and creative, educational outreach programs, made possible by information and communications technology.

ATLAS programs:
- Technology, Media and Society Ph.D.
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) minor and certificate programs
- Boulder Digital Works
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance
- K-12 outreach programs

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
with the richest, broadest set of present-day possibilities.
- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

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