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• The Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts -- Brain Pulse Music by Masaki Batoh: This popular annual festival will feature Brain Pulse Music by Masaki Batoh, a performance that will use live, human brainwaves in real-time to create sound. Note: Due to limited space, CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff with valid campus ID will have admittance/seating priority over the general public.
7:45 p.m. Friday, April 26, downstairs Black Box theater, level B2

• ATLAS Speaker Series: Mystery, Music and Digital Innovation: Nicolas Jaar, an international multi-media performing artist, will talk about his digital music work and creative process. He has performed around the world including an acclaimed five-hour improvisation at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. The talk is a collaboration between ATLAS Institute and the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. ATLAS Speaker Series events are made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
6-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, Cofrin Auditorium, ATLAS 100

• SuperCollider 2013 Symposium: The SuperCollider Symposium is an international event for musicians, artists, researchers and coders working with SuperCollider software. It features a technical conference, introductory workshops and a diverse program of music and art. Stay in touch with the symposium website for a detailed schedule of events as they are updated.
Monday, May 20, downstairs Black Box theater

April 2013


Leah Buechley shows projects that mix electronics & computing with traditional crafts, paper and wood as part of Speaker Series

Leah Buechley received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from CU and is currently an associate professor who directs the High-Low Tech Media Lab at MIT. She discussed her work involving electronics, computation, physical materials, manufacturing processes, traditional crafts and design during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation on April 10. She also showed student projects that blend computing and electronics with traditional arts, crafts, textiles, paper and wood.
To view a video of this presentation, click here.
To visit her High-Low Tech lab, click here.
To see her TED talk on "Sketching Electronics" from November, click here.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Underwood in Grand Finals of Student Research Competition

ATLAS Ph.D. candidate Heather Underwood is competing in the Grand Finals of the Student Research Competition (SRC) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for her research paper entitled "PartoPen: Enhancing the Partograph with Digital Pen Technology."
Underwood is developing the PartoPen, which is an interactive digital pen-based system that reinforces birth-attendant training, records labor progress, validates form data, and overall aims to improve maternal outcomes in developing countries. The pen interacts with a standard health monitoring paper form called a Partograph, which tracks and monitors various stages of labor and birth.
The CHI research paper was based on PartoPen research Underwood conducted in Kenya.
Underwood received a first-place ranking in the student research competition for this paper at the CHI 2012 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held last May.
Student research competition winners from all ACM sponsored conferences from last year are entered in the Grand Finals. Three graduate students will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners, with results announced in May. They are invited, along with their advisers, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet, where they receive formal recognition.

Vieweg offers social media analysis of Boston Marathon tragedy

Sarah Vieweg, whose ATLAS Ph.D. dissertation explored the use of Twitter during mass emergencies, was interviewed by Bloomberg television about the use of social media following the Boston Marathon bombings.
In the interview, Vieweg said she believes that the social media response to the tragedy might have been the largest in history. To view the video, click here.
Vieweg received the ATLAS Ph.D. in Technology, Media and Society in May 2012 and is a project manager at Oblong Industries.



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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
- BDW advanced digital communications and design programs
- 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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