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Multitudes: ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media student Geoffrey Tam examines perceptions of time in his capstone course animated project.
To view his video, click here.

The Origins of Life: ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media student Carson McDonough's capstone course project examines the question: Where do we come from?
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At the Hop: ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media student Eric DeLand's capstone course project uses light painting in a stop-motion animation.
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January 2013

Multimedia performances, expert speakers on technology
among public events featured by ATLAS this semester

The Denver-based band The Congress performed in ATLAS in December as part of the Boulder Box Set series, which is a program that captures high-definition recordings of performances with live studio audiences in the ATLAS Black Box. For more information about Boulder Box Set, go to

Black Box performances include original music, theater, dance

All events, produced by the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance, are in the ATLAS Black Box, which is located downstairs, lowest basement level, B2, of the Roser ATLAS Building at the University of Colorado. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

• [ABSURDUS] corpus – interdisciplinary dance performance: Produced and choreographed by CU's Nathan Blackwell, this program is an exploration of the gay male within society and his relationship to the female body and Western religious institutions. For mature audiences. This event is free but ticket reservations are required. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 18 & 19

• Boxes – multimedia music, film & dance theater: Raechel Sherwood, who has written, directed and produced two productions for CU OnStage's Fringe Festival and is currently working on degrees in music composition and broadcast production, examines the boxes we create for ourselves and others. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2

• Canvas – a trans-Atlantic, trans-continental networked concert: CU College of Music doctoral student Cole Ingraham will present a live concert with the Glitch Lich network laptop quartet, whose members are in several remote locations. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 15 & 16

• Pendulum New Music: This concert series, now in its 12th season, presents the best of new music with CU faculty, students and guest artists. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27

• The Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk): John Gunther, an assistant professor of jazz studies at CU, directs a variety of original pieces with an eclectic ensemble of musicians equipped with laptops, hemispherical speakers, traditional instruments and MIDI controllers. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2

• Brakhage Center Symposium: Since 2005, this event has brought together contemporary filmmakers, scholars, critics, curators and members of the public to discuss and explore contemporary experimental film. Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17, downstairs Black Box theater and downstairs in the Visual Arts Complex next door, room 1B20; full info at Brakhage Symposium Web page

• Mindscape - multimedia dance – a synthesis of Hip Hop, psychology, improvisation and theater: This 90-minute program features two multimedia dance productions performed by 14 dancers. Separated by an intermission, one production is choreographed by CU BFA dance student Skye Hughes, the other by Charlie Dando, founding dancer/choreographer of Boulder’s award-winning Break Efx dance company. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6

• The Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts (CMKY): This annual festival features a series of concerts and workshops celebrating electronic arts and artists. Monday through Saturday, April 22-27; full info at the CMKY website.

• SuperCollider 2013 Symposium: The SuperCollider Symposium is an international event for musicians, artists, researchers and coders working with SuperCollider software. Monday, May 20; full info at the symposium website.

ATLAS Speaker Series topics

The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel. Talks usually are in the Cofrin Auditorium, ground floor, ATLAS 100 (enter from lobby), unless otherwise noted. More information about each speaker is on the ATLAS website.

• Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) on digital media and music as an instrument for social change: Paul Miller, who is a multi-media and digital artist, author, composer, musician and artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will talk about global warming and how to use the creative process to disrupt the thought process and awaken consciousness. He also will perform with musicians from CU’s College of Music using digital or archived electronic and experimental hip hop music and visual imagery. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, downstairs Black Box theater.

• Stormy Peters: The future of Technology and open source software. Stormy Peters is director of websites and developer engagement at Mozilla and the founder and vice president of Kids on Computers. She will talk about open source software, her work at Mozilla, and share her insights into the future of information technology. 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

• Renee Wittemyer: Women and the Web: Bridging the gender Internet gap in developing countries. Renee Wittemyer is the director of social impact in Intel Corporation’s Corporate Responsibility Office, where she develops strategy for Intel’s girls and women campaign. Wittmyer’s talk will look at the data on the large Internet gender gap in developing countries and the social and economic benefits of securing Internet access for women. 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25

• Ge Wang: Education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge Wang is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. His presentation will investigate combining music and computing to make art, explore new instruments and connect people around the world in new ways. 4 p.m. Monday, March 18

• Leah Buechley: Art, craft and technology. Leah Buechley is an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab where she directs the High-Low Tech research group. She received her master's and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from CU. She is an expert in electronic textiles (e-textiles) and developed the LilyPad Arduino toolkit. She will talk about tools that combine a range of materials with electronics and computation. 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

 • Nico Jaar: Mystery, music and digital innovation. Nicolas Jaar is a Chilean-American electronic musician and an international multimedia performing artist whose performances include a five-hour acclaimed improvisation at MoMA. His appearance is in conjunction with the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. He will talk about his work and creative process. 6 p.m. Friday, April 26

Silicon Flatirons and Entrepreneurs Unplugged

Event details and speaker bios can be found at:

• Jan. 29: Jeremy Bloom (at Wolf Law)
• Feb. 27: Bart Lorang (at ATLAS)
• Mar. 7: Ken Tuchman (at Wolf Law)
• May 20: David Cohen (at ATLAS)
• June 10 Leslie Leinwand (at ATLAS)

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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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