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Speaker Series: Carmel Hagen, The Web and Social Media -- In a talk entitled "The Web and Social Media: Separating the Noise from the Notable" on Jan. 27, Carmel Hagen explored people's growing need to be online, connect with others and share the smallest details of their lives. Her discussion covered tweets, links, feeds and Facebook statuses. Hagen is a CU alumna, TEDx speaker and Boulder-based consultant in the fields of social media, branding and marketing.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
For a video of her presentation, click here.


Speakers Series: Mark Maxham, SMRT DNA Sequencing -- Mark Maxham, an engineer and software manager at Pacific Biosciences, led the software team that developed the DNA sequencing technology Single-Molecule Real-Time (SMRT). In a Jan. 30 talk entitled "SMRT DNA Sequencing: Technologies Driving Development," Maxham discusses how this technology was developed and the biological applications in medicine, agriculture and biofuels.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
For a video of his presentation, click here.


I Am Watch Television Zombie -- I Am Watch Television Zombie, an interdisciplinary production conceived and produced by Hunter Ewen, a CU music graduate student, and Nicole Predki of Frequent Flyers aerial dance in Boulder, explored society's addiction to television with a team of 20 actors, musicians, technicians and aerial dancers in a Black Box performance on Saturday, Feb. 4. To watch the full video, click here.

February 2012

Speaker Series: Applied technology, design and creativity


Mark D. Gross, a professor of computational design at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture and a former CU professor, discusses the design process, do-it-yourself technologies, the Maker Movement, modular robotics, creativity and the interdisciplinary use of technology and computing as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series on Feb. 13.
His talk was entitled "Applied Technology, Design & Creativity (or, let's talk about making really cool stuff!)."
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
Click here for a video of the presentation.

Ph.D. student Starbird: From basketball pro to academic star

A Seattle Times columnist wrote about ATLAS Ph.D. student Kate Starbird and her transition from a career as a professional basketball superstar in Seattle to her current career as an academic in the ATLAS Ph.D. program.
He noted that Starbird had returned to the Seattle area this week not to the cheers of basketball fans, but as a speaker at a premier computer science conference.
To read the article, click here.
(Photo at right, taken by Ron Wurzer of the Seattle Times, shows Starbird as a member of the Seattle Reign's basketball team.)



Joel Swanson on digital skills panel at DiMe symposium Friday

Joel Swanson, director of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program, will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled "Skills for Success in a Digital World" as part of the Digital Media Symposium (DiMe), which runs from 1-5:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder.
The DiMe event brings together animators, digital composers, 3D playground creators, film makers and others as part of the Boulder International Film Festival. Also on the panel are Micah Baldwin from Graphicly, Carla Johnson of EarthvisionZ and Rob Schuham of FearLess Revolution. The roundtable will be moderated by Don Hahn, an Academy Award-nominated producer.
Advance tickets for the symposium are $50, or $40 for students, and are available here or are $65 at the door. A full schedule of the event is here.

Lostwax Mulitmedia Dance company performs BLINKING


Lostwax Multimedia Dance of Rhode Island and CU Boulder's ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance presented the Colorado premiere of BLINKING, a multimedia dance performance, on Jan. 21 in the ATLAS Black Box.
The production attempts to illuminate the dark spaces within the blink of an eye by splintering dance into tiny moving stills and projecting hallucinatory cinema onto the panoramic screens in the Black Box theater.
For a video of the full performance, click here.

Save the dates

The Pendulum New Music Concert Series presents electro-acoustic performances featuring CU composers and performers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Black Box.
BLOrk (Boulder Laptop Orchestra) is an eclectic ensemble of musicians equipped with laptops, hemispherical speakers, traditional instruments and MIDI controllers. The group will perform a variety of original pieces under the direction of John Gunther, an assistant professor of jazz studies at CU, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Black Box.
Charming Hostess is an Oakland-based group of female vocalists that will perform in concert at 7:30 & 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Black Box.
ATLAS Speaker Series: How the End of Moore's Law is Changing the Landscape of Innovation -- Moore's Law is an observation made in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on integrated circuits would double each year. Andrew A. Chien will discuss the technical factors behind the end of Moore's law, speculate about the new landscape that will emerge and its impact on innovation. Chien is the William Eckhardt Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. 5 p.m. Monday, March 12, Cofrin Auditorium.

Quarterly ATLAS Updates publication now available online

The quarterly print edition of the ATLAS Updates newsletter is now online in pdf format here.

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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
- Boulder Digital Works
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance
- K-12 outreach programs

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