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AT BUFFALO: At Buffalo, a production of ATLAS and the CU department of Theatre & Dance, examined issues of race in a multimedia musical in development on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, in the ATLAS Black Box theater. The performance was created from archival materials from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., and included newspaper articles, photographs and film clips.

December 2013

Student capstone projects on display


Artworks explore issues,
examine theories

Students in the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) capstone projects course design, implement, document and test a broad variety of advanced multimedia projects. Those projects go on display throughout the Roser ATLAS Building as the semester comes to a close. Among the projects is the one above by Heather White, a Sociology major. Her project, entitled "Triple Perception on a Dualistic Identity," explores a person in both physical and digital realms. In the top photo, an image of a digital identity can be seen mixed with an image of a physical identity when the artwork is viewed head-on. The lower photos show how only the digital identity is visible when the artwork is viewed from the left, and how only the physical identity is visible when the artwork is viewed from the right.

TAM director Joel Swanson is featured artist at Denver museum

Joel Swanson, who is the director of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program, is one of two featured artists for the winter exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
"Joel Swanson: Left to Right, Top to Bottom" will be presented in the David & Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery and the Luisa & Chris Law Gallery from Jan. 17 through March 30.
Denver-based artist Ian Fisher, who creates paintings that capture the fleeting moments of a skyscape on canvas, is featured in "Critical Focus: Ian Fisher" in the museum's Whole Room from Jan. 17 through April 13.
Swanson received his MFA in digital art at the University of California, San Diego, and his artworks explore language in its literal and physical forms, stretching words to become an image, or multiple images.

ATLAS fall graduation ceremony is Thursday, Dec. 19

The ATLAS fall graduation ceremony will be at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in ATLAS 100.
Those receiving degrees include students in the undergraduate Technology, Arts and Media program and ATLAS graduate students. Heather Underwood (at right) will receive a Ph.D. in Technology, Media and Society. Her dissertation was titled "The PartoPen: Using Digital Pen Technology to Improve Maternal Labor Monitoring in the Developing World." (For a video of her presentation, click here.)
Receiving master's degrees in Information and Communication Technology for Development are:
Neil DiMucio, Matt Hulse, Lakshmi Haridas, Rachel Powers, Isla Schanuel, McClees Stephens and Rachel Strobel.
Cake will be served in the ATLAS lobby following graduation.

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, Center for Media, Arts and Performance events and presentations from the ATLAS Speaker Series. 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 an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the realization of the full potential of that interaction. More information about ATLAS and its initiatives can be found at http://atlas.colorado.edu.

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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