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Frequent Flyers: Mapping, a production by the Boulder-based aerial dance group Frequent Flyers, was presented July 27 in the ATLAS Black Box. Click here to watch an excerpt.

UPrise: UPrise blended dance, theater, cirque-style aerial movement, gravity-defying acrobatics and live music to present a story about a community coping with natural disaster in performances in June in the ATLAS Black Box theater. Click here to watch an excerpt.

August 2013

Speaker Series explores technology, education, video and data

The ATLAS Speaker Series, which is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel, hosts distinguished visitors from academia, industry and the arts as part of the ATLAS Institute’s mission to explore information and communication technologies and their effect on society.

The presentations are free and open to the public and take place in the Cofrin Auditorium, ATLAS 100, unless otherwise noted.

Here is the fall schedule of speakers:

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Do They Work? Dan Grossman will share his recent experiences with MOOCs as an instructor working to reach a broad audience with a challenging elite university course. He will discuss the impactful aspects of MOOCs, the enormous amount of work involved, their superiority to textbooks in almost every way, and their superior ity to conventional university courses in fewer ways. Grossman is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. at Cornell.
4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9

Education Technology Today: Radical Ideas in Practical Times: Idit Harel Caperton will discuss education technology ideas such as Constructionist MOOCs, Schools-in-the-Cloud and how to design scalable technologies that can disrupt school systems to support innovation-ready citizens. Caperton is a pioneer in new media technology for learning. One of the first MIT Media Lab Ph.D.s, she is founder and CEO of MaMaMedia and the World Wide Workshop. As an ATLAS board member and founding funder of the ATLAS Speaker Series, she has helped shape ATLAS programs and works closely with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) to inspire and bring more girls into computing and tech innovation.
4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30

Data Science: Art and Craft: Hilary Mason is the chief scientist at bitly, which is commonly known as a website used to shorten URL addresses, but which also has an attention-ranking product called Realtime. Mason is a co-founder of HackNY, a nonprofit that helps engineering students find their way into the startup community and co-organizer of DataGotham, a technology community in NYC. She was on the Forbes 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list and Crain’s New York 40 under Forty list.
4-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28

Blending Animated Graphics, Live Performance and Video: Miwa Matreyek will discuss her creative process integrating animated graphics, live performance and video. Her animations transform, expand and illuminate as she combines them with her physical body during performances and composits them as video elements in her short films. Matreyek will also perform as part of a three-day festival MEDIALIVE: Exploring Live Audiovisual Arts, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Geospatial Data: Analytic Super Food: Jeff Jonas will discuss the use of large collections of data, including data on how people move that is created by billions of mobile devices, and about how competitive organizations are going to make sense of what they are observing. He is an IBM fellow and chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group, which works with real-time analytics and issues related to industry, government, privacy and policy. Acquired by IBM in 2005, Jonas founded Systems Research & Development (SRD) in 1984.
4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11

Startup Phenomenon Women event is Sept. 3 in Macky

A number of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, creatives and students committed to supporting women-led startup businesses will be featured in the Startup Phenomenon Women event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Macky Auditorium. Lucy Sanders, who is CEO and co-founder of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, which is housed in ATLAS, will moderate a panel on "The STEM Advantage – Hottest Grounding: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math." For a full agenda, click here.
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ATLAS instructor interviewed on w3w3 Media Network

Francy Milner, who is associate director of the Leeds Center for Education on Social Responsibility and also is a senior instructor in ATLAS teaching a course in the Information and Communication Technology for Development master's program, talks about social entrepreneurship in a w3w3 Media Network interview. Click here to listen to the interview.

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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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