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Tour of Michael Theodore's art exhibit -- Michael Theodore, director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance and a CU College of Music faculty member, on June 25 gave a tour of his "Field Theory" art exhibit that was on display as part of the ART/TEKNE series of the CU Art Museum. The exhibit included four different installations, all reflecting Theodore's creation of models in software and hardware to better explore perceptual sensations. He uses software, robotics, light, animation and sound in a variety of combinations, many reflecting aspects of order and chaos. For a video of the tour, click here.

Theodore, Amerika discuss recent works -- Michael Theodore, director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance and a University of Colorado College of Music faculty member, and Mark Amerika, a CU professor of Art and Art History, talked about their recent work as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series June 25, 2012. Amerika (above) talked about his Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA), a new artwork commissioned by the England-based Abandon Normal Devices, that tells the fictional story of The Artist 2.0, an online persona. Theodore discussed "Field Theory," his CU Art Museum show, which featured his unique synthesis of art, programming and robotics, light and sound. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
For a video talk, click here.

July 2012

Award-winning folk/rock musicians Andy Hill and Renee Safier in premiere of Boulder Box Set, 11 p.m. this Friday, Channel 6

Boulder Box Set, a co-production of the ATLAS Institute and Rocky Mountain PBS, premieres at 11 p.m. this Friday, July 27, on Channel 6 in the Front Range area.

Boulder Box Set is a new music series featuring performances by both established and up-and-coming musicians captured with the high definition/high fidelity technology of the ATLAS Black Box theater. The shows are designed to include the creativity, energy and spontaneity of live performance in an intimate venue.

The television premiere features award-winning folk/rock musicians Andy Hill and Renee Safier backed by top musicians -- Bruce Springsteen sideman Marty Rifkin, eTown bassist Chris Engleman and Denver's own Mike Marlier on drums.

In the photo above, Safier, left, and Hill, right, perform at a preview celebration of the Boulder Box Set premiere in the lobby of the Roser ATLAS building on July 11. The animated Boulder Box Set title opening for the show is playing on the ATLAS video wall in the background.

Hill and Safier have taken their unique sound and multi-instrumental skills to venues large and small all over the world. Their 11 independent CD releases have won them numerous awards including "Best Duo/Group" from the International Acoustic Music Awards and "Americana Group of the Year" from the LA Music Awards.

Now based in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Hill and Safier began performing together while they were students at the University of Denver more than 20 years ago. They maintain their Colorado roots through performances at various Colorado venues, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, where Safier's prodigious blues and jazz vocals won the acoustic blues competition in 2005.
A 30-second promotional video for the show is here.

Founders of NCWIT win A. Nico Habermann Award

The founders of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), including CEO Lucy Sanders (left) and former ATLAS director Bobby Schnabel, have received the Computing Research Association's 2012 A. Nico Habermann Award during the organization's biennial conference at Snowbird, Utah, on July 23.
NCWIT, which is based in the Roser ATLAS building, is a non-profit coalition of corporations, universities and non-profits working to increase women's participation in computing and technology fields.
The award also was given to NCWIT founder Telle Whitney, CEO and president of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.
The Habermann Award is one of the academic computing community's highest honors, bestowed on individuals whose work has had a positive impact on diversity in computing and technology. It recognizes the success of NCWIT's founders in creating a sustainable, national resource for improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the field.
The award honors the late A. Nico Habermann, a champion for women and minorities in computing who headed the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
NCWIT was founded in 2004 to unite programs, people and organizations – both across the country and across the education and workforce pipeline – focused on increasing the participation of girls and women in computing and technology. Schnabel, who was vice provost/associate vice chancellor for Academic and Campus Technology at CU when NCWIT was founded, currently is dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics and also serves on the ATLAS Board of Directors.

Video by Joel Swanson wins Digital Graffiti Festival award

Joel Swanson, director of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program, recently received a $1,000 award for a video he created in the internationally renowned Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Fla.
Digital Graffiti is the world's first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original works onto the town's iconic white walls.
There were 25 finalists and six awards in the competition. Swanson won in the category of Most Experimental.

For a list of all award winners and links to their videos, click here.

Ph.D. student Meg Ambrose named Berkman Center fellow

Meg Leta Ambrose, an ATLAS Ph.D. student, will explore the legal, social and technical issues surrounding the proposed digital right to be forgotten as a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Berkman Center is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study and help pioneer its development.
Ambrose has a law degree from the University of Illinois, where she focused on digital copyright issues. Her Ph.D. research explores issues of privacy, data-governance, data-lifecycles and cybersociology. Her dissertation analyzes U.S. issues related to the European right to be forgotten, an issue related to information on the Internet about individuals.
Founded in 1997, the Berkman program aims to encourage and support fellows in an inviting and rigorous intellectual environment, with community activities designed to foster inquiry and collaboration.
Fellows participate in exchanges through a weekly fellows hour, various online media, fellows-run working groups and a wide range of events and interactions. With Berkman faculty, students, staff and other affiliates, fellows help develop and advance Berkman Center projects, and learn and teach through courses, curricula and diverse gatherings.

Rocks Karma Arrows explores Boulder history, issues of race

Rocks Karma Arrows, which explores the historical decisions and actions that continue to cast their long shadow over issues of race, class and equality in Boulder today, continues it performances in the ATLAS Black Box on Thursday-Sunday this week. The multimedia production, created by Kirsten Wilson and produced by Motus Theater for OneAction-One Boulder, includes portrayals of historical figures such as Chief Niwot who come alive to tell their stories of the early founding of Boulder and the final massacre at Sand Creek.
Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; a Spanish-language show will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Students' iPad app wins World Bank honorable mention

An iPad application developed by a group of CU students, including ATLAS master's student Joellen Raderstorf, recently won an honorable mention award and $2,000 in prize money in a global Apps for Climate competition in the World Bank's Climate Challenge.
The app, called Eco Explorer, is a virtual global field trip designed to positively engage 8-14 year olds in the climate change challenges. The application uses an interactive virtual globe to travel around the planet and combines videos, games and World Bank data in relationship to the location on the planet visited.
Students who also worked on the app were Scott Raderstorf, Devon Tivona, Vickie Everts, Greg O'Brien and Peter Klipfel. They were assisted by ATLAS instructor Aileen Pierce.
The app is available for free through the Apple iTunes Store.
To download the app, click here.

ATLAS Research Roundup

Joanne White has been invited to the Summer Social WebShop at the University of Maryland in August, where she will work with invited faculty and other Ph.D. students from multiple disciplines for four days.
Kevin Moloney will be presenting his Ph.D. research on Transmedia Journalism at the National Press Photographers' Association's Business Blitz Road Show in Boston, Austin, Chicago and San Clemente, Calif., on four dates between July and November. Click here for more information.
• Ph.D. student Calvin Pohawpatchoko Jr. continued to work with students through the Indigenous Alliance Computer Build, which is now in its third year and provides Native American middle and high school students in Colorado an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In June, Pohawpatchoko teamed with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's Education Department and worked with six students over two days as they assembled their own computers from components including motherboards, processors and power supplies. At the end of the program, the students took home their own machines. For an article about the project, published in the Southern Ute Drum, click here.
• Ph.D. student Kate Starbird is headed to the University of Washington where she will be assistant professor in the Human Centered Design and Engineering department in the fall.
• Ph.D. student Kara Behnke presented the poster "Ladies of Warcraft: Changing Perceptions of Women and Technology Through Productive Play" at the ACM Foundations of Digital Games Conference in Raleigh, NC in June; co-authored, with Ph.D. student Meg Ambrose, a presentation for the National Association for Attorney Generals (NAAG) in June, which discussed the complexities of protecting child privacy in online browser-based gaming; and she recently was awarded a two-year National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship through the Engaging Computer Science in Traditional Education (eCSite) Project (click here for more information.)

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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

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
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- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

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