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Several students who graduated with the first Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) minor degrees were interviewed about their experiences in the TAM program. See what they have to say on ATLASCUBOULDER's YouTube channel.


         Featured Photo Members of the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) pluck at the strings of a modified piano that is projected on the wall behind them during a performance in the ATLAS Black Box. See this photo and more about ATLAS at the CU ATLAS Flickr photostream.

 

 

August 2010

ATLAS master's degree program launches


Information and Communication Technology for Development program to assist people, communities in developing nations

The new ATLAS Master of Science program in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) will begin this month.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the new degree in July and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved the degree on Aug. 5. The program is the first of its kind in the country.
About 10 master's students are expected to start the program when classes begin Aug 23. The program prepares students for careers in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to advance people and communities in developing nations and underserved or impoverished regions.
Students are trained to address issues of access, social equity, sustainability, appropriate design and distribution.
The two-year program includes three semesters in residence and a one-semester practicum, such as an internship or service project with a company engaged in ICTD efforts. Organizations participating in the practicum may be public or private sector, international development agencies, foundations and/or non-governmental organizations.
Revi Sterling, who is the first graduate of the ATLAS Ph.D. program, is the director of the master's degree program. Various aspects of her Ph.D. field work are featured in the montage above.
Complete information about the program, ranging from an overview to the curriculum to how to apply, is available through the ATLAS Web site under the "ICTD Master's Degree" navigation link.

Save the dates

Several Center for Media, Arts and Performance events will be featured in the ATLAS Black Box Studio this semester. They include:

• Dangerously Safe, a multimedi/theater/dance/improvisation performance by Gemma Wilcox and Elizabeth Baron as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, two performances each Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Aug. 27-28, and at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, Black Box. Rated PG13, contains adult language. Tickets: $13-$15, through the Fringe Festival Box Office.

• Disappear Here: Two dance companies collaborate to present nine dancers, mountain/wilderness video, and a blend of contemporary dance with traditional Japanese Butoh in a multimedia performance that uses all four dimensions of the Black Box. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 17-18, and Friday-Saturday, Sept. 24-25. Tickets: General public: $20; students and seniors: $15.

• The Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is a niche film festival that specializes in dance cinema and incorporates live performance. This Seventh Annual Fest in Boulder will feature hours of engaging dance video in ATLAS. For information, visit: http://sanssoucifest.org/. Scheduled events are:
- Film Screening and Dance Performance at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, Black Box.
- Dance/Media panel and scholarly papers discussion at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Black Box.
- Five Hours of dance cinema at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
- Film Screening and Dance Performance at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Black Box.

• Stockhausen 2010 Festival:
- Free music lectures at ATLAS, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Black Box. The lecture and discussion focuses on the eclectic and visionary music of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007).
- Stockhausen 2010 Festival: Free concert at ATLAS, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, Black Box.

• reConstruction, a piano/video/performance/art installation, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, Black Box. Composer and artist Ryan Wurst examines the nature of dream and memory with modified piano, video and found objects.

• Poemedia: an interactive poetry/sound/video performance and art installation featuring two performances: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, Black Box. Immerse yourself in an environment with a live DJ/VJ performance pumping out sound, music and video projected on hanging paper printed with poetry.

• Katie Key, multimedia theater/dance performance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 18-19, Black Box.

ATLAS information available on several social networks

Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located at http://atlas.colorado.edu, 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.
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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.
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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
- 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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