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David Schaal, left, who is the lead multimedia instructional associate for ATLAS, talks with Ben Jacobson prior to graduation ceremonies for Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) students in December. Jacobson, who as a student served on the ATLAS Advisory Board and also as a teaching assistant, received his TAM minor degree during the ceremonies. About 30 students were awarded the minor degrees and another 10 earned Digital Media Certificates during the fall semester.
As of this month, a record 502 students are pursuing the certificate and minor degree.

   Performance spans U.S. Musicians from the University of Colorado used CU's high-speed Internet2 connection to collaborate with performers at New York University and Purdue University in a multimedia ATLAS Black Box peformance in December. The production, entitled "Bridging Imaginary Boundaries," featured the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk), directed by John Gunther and John Drumheller, along with other Boulder musicians and dancers.



January 2011

Center for Media, Arts and Performance schedules spring events

January performances

"Foreign Objects," presented by Clocked Out Duo, which is an Australian group of sound artists/musicians, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, ATLAS Black Box.
Piano and percussion become sculptural installation as mundane objects spring to life in Clocked Out Duo's most recent offering, "Foreign Objects." Brisbane-based Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson use bowls, bottles, tiles, recycled materials, water, piano and toy instruments to create an extended super-instrument. The hyper-prepared piano morphs into the sound world of select discarded kitchenware, while the tiniest music box has redistributed itself - accompanied by multiple melodicas. Even the floor is prepared with discarded objects. Reserve seats here (free).

"September Sixth," a musical/theatrical memoir of the Four Mile Canyon Fire in Boulder, by CU music graduate Nathan Wheeler, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 28-29, ATLAS Black Box.
The performance uses a combination of found art, sound sculpture, dance, music and video to explore the devastation of the Sept. 6, 2010, Four Mile Canyon fire, which was the costliest in Colorado history. CU music graduate Nathan Wheeler's family home, built by his grandfather, was among houses burned to the ground.
Photos of the site taken by collaborators Michael Theodore, who is director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance, Jeff Ruane, Mark McCoin and Wheeler will be projected on the video wall of the ATLAS lobby. Reserve seats here (free).

Save the dates for these ATLAS Black Box events:

• "And They Lynched Him on a Tree," Saturday, Feb. 12, with an open rehearsal Feb. 11 (times TBA).
A collaborative effort between CU's College of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance, this production brings awareness to America's history of lynching and to the ever-evolving struggle toward justice.

• ATLAS Speaker Series, featuring Ian Bogost, game designer/author, 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Ian Bogost, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is also director of the graduate program in digital media and founding partner at Persuasive Games LLC, is an award-winning videogame designer and media philosopher. The event is part of the ATLAS Speaker Series, which is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

• Pendulum Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.

• Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLORK), Friday-Saturday, Feb. 25-26 (times TBA).

• "Batteries Die," by Tim Eriksen, Saturday, March 5.

• Stan Brakhage Symposium, Friday-Saturday, March 11-12.

• Theater project by Chip Persons, Friday-Saturday, March 17-18.

• Project by Anthony Green, Friday, April 1.

• Communikey Electronic Arts Festival, Friday, April 15.

• "Carnivals and Snowstorms," produced by Daniella Vinitski, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 29-30.

• "The Sweetest Swing in Baseball," produced by Candace Marie Joice, Friday-Saturday, May 13-14.

• Musical multimedia by Ira Liss, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 3-4.

For the latest information about each event, please go to the ATLAS Web site at, or click 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
- 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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