Speaker Series: Smart Phones for Poor Farmers -- Heather Thorne (at right, above, with ATLAS master's program director Revi Sterling at left) leads Grameen Foundation's AppLab Indonesia and Uganda programs, the Community Knowledge Worker mobile agriculture program, and advises on other mobile innovation programs. She spoke about Smart Phones for Poor Farmers as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series on Nov. 7. To watch the full video, click here. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Paul Guerin, Rebit CEO --
Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS, the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program and the Boulder Software Club presented Paul Guerin as featured entrepreneur with moderator Brad Bernthal on Oct. 10, 2011. To watch the full video, click here.
Student projects on display throughout ATLAS Roser Building
Students in the Technology, Arts and Media program's capstone projects course are displaying their projects throughout the ATLAS Roser Building and online. Projects on display include (clockwise from upper left) a series of time-lapse photos of buildings around Boulder in an untitled video by Adam De Alva, an architecture student; a digital grafting of animal body parts aimed at the issues of cloning and animal abuses in a series of photographs entitled "Happy Fun Time Evil Zoo Advertising Print Campaign," by advertising student Michael Miller; a broken guitar recycled into a lamp artwork in an exhibit entitled "Shine a Light" by studio arts student Pamela Finver; humans morphed onto trees in a series of photos entitled "Treeople," aimed at emphasizing the relationship between people and nature, by media studies student Victoria Stocker; and one in a series of portraits in an exhibit entitled "Personality Colors," an artistic look at using subtle colors to bring out personality traits by advertising student Marielle B. Reiersgard.
Arts center associate director Ellsworth gets $50,000 award
Michelle Ellsworth, associate director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance and a professor and co-director of CU Boulder's theater and dance program, has received a $50,000 United States Artists (USA) Fellowship Award for her work in the field of dance.
USA is a non-profit grant-making and advocacy organization dedicated to artists working in the United States. It is funded by a variety of foundations, individuals and other organizations. Ellsworth's Dance Fellowship is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Panels of experts in each artistic discipline selected the 52 winning artists from among 311 nominated applicants living in 45 states, according to USA. The unrestricted funds are awarded to artists at all career stages who demonstrate artistic excellence, unique artistic vision and significant contributions to their fields.
"Michelle Ellsworth is a dancer, choreographer, video maker, writer, cartoonist, and web designer," USA stated. "In her performances, Ellsworth combines dance with technology, humorously confronting issues such as biodiversity or problems with the shrinkage of the Y chromosome."
Ellsworth has performed at On the Boards, Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York, USA noted. She has received commissions from DTW, DiverseWorks, Houston, National Performance Network, and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department.
The USA press release is here.
Read the Westword blog story here.
Read the Boulder Weekly story here.
Boulder Digital Works graduates 12
Boulder Digital Works (BDW), which offers a multi-disciplinary, project-based graduate certificate program designed to provide skills needed by employees and entrepreneurs in the digital communication fields, graduated 12 students from its 60-week certificate program in Digital Arts and Sciences during ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 9.
BDW now has graduated 27 students from the program and, including this class, has maintained a 100 percent placement rate for the students.
In the photo here, one of the graduating students (on screen, sporting a digital mustache) addresses the audience during the graduation ceremonies.
In other BDW news:
• Applications are now open for BDW's fifth class, starting in the fall of 2012. For information about how to apply, click here.
• BDW is opening to the public a new course, entitled "StartUp: Learning Entrepreneurism," this spring. This is the first BDW course inviting community members to join the program's graduate students and engage with the graduate curriculum. The course explores theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship and includes the actual conception, building and launch of an original product or service. To apply, click here.
• BDW students recently conceived and built the Occupationalist, which is the main social media aggregating site for the Occupy Wall Street movement. According to Mashable, "Occupationalist, built by Boulder Digital Works, is trying to make it easier to find and share news and media about what's happening in the movement both for those involved and those on the digital sidelines." Read the Mashable article here.
Technology, Arts and Media program now on Twitter
Students, alums and members of the public can follow what's going on in the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program on the social media site Twitter at http://twitter.com/tam_cu.
To follow TAM tweets, click here and then click on Follow.
ATLAS fall graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday
ATLAS will hold its fall graduation ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Cofrin Auditorium. Refreshments will be served following the ceremonies.
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.