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Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon -- Morton Subotnick, an international performer, composer and an iconic figure in the field of electronic music, together with his collaborator, video artist Lillevan, performed Silver Apples of the Moon in the ATLAS Black Box on April 26 as part of the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. The performance commemorated the 45th anniversary of the pioneering work, which has been inducted into the Library of Congress.
For a video excerpt of the performance, click here.



Princess Music Performance -- The Denver-based band Princess Music consists of five musicians who rip through tightly orchestrated complexities and upbeat harmonies. The group was featured in a special performance recorded with a new digital high-definition three-camera setup with live switching and audio in the ATLAS Black Box.
For a video excerpt of the performance, click here.



There Can Only Be One -- University of Colorado MFA dance candidates Brooke Gessay and Lauren Beale used dialogue, dance, film and improvisation to express the highs and lows of wanting to be chosen in interactive performances of "There Can Only Be One" in the ATLAS Black Box. At the end of each performance, audiences selected which character got to stay and which had to go.
For a video excerpt of the performance, click here.

June 2012


Michael Theodore, Mark Amerika talk about their recent artworks at
a public presentation at 4 p.m. Monday in the Roser ATLAS Building

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, will talk about their recent creative works as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series at 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Cofrin Auditorium, Room 100 of the ATLAS Roser Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Amerika will discuss the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA), a new artwork commissioned by the England-based Abandon Normal Devices. The work tells the fictional story of The Artist 2.0, an online persona. More information about Amerika's artwork is here.
Theodore will discuss "Field Theory," his current CU Art Museum show, which features his unique synthesis of art and robotics. The exhibit opened June 15 and runs through July 14. Part of the exhibit includes the Swarm Wall in the photograph above; a series of drawings on display in the exhibit were drawn by a machine that Theodore conceived, shown above at right. Theodore's Drawing Machine, located in the lobby of the museum, was fabricated by a team of hardware engineers and a software designer. More photos of the exhibit are here.

Schedule
Monday, June 25, Cofrin Auditorium, Room 100, ATLAS Roser Building
4 p.m.: Mark Amerika
4:30 p.m.: Michael Theodore
4:45-5:30 p.m.: Reception in the ATLAS lobby
5:30 p.m.: Theodore leads a tour of his art show at the CU Art Museum.

More information about both artists is available here. Directions to ATLAS are here.

The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Digital CUrrents students present their animation projects Friday

Students in the Digital CUrrents summer workshop will present their stop-animation projects during a program celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at North High School Auditorium, 2960 Speer Boulevard, Denver.
The students have been learning a variety of computer skills during the three-week workshop, now in its 10th year, held in ATLAS. Fifteen North High School students participated in this year's program, which concentrated on digital storytelling through stop-animation movies. Each student produced his or her own stop-animation story.
The workshop is sponsored by the ATLAS Institute in partnership with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. ATLAS external relations director Kathleen Sutherland Archuleta coordinated the program this year, and ATLAS instructor David Schaal and Jennifer Coombes, coordinator of the North High School Media Arts Lab, served as instructors.
More information about Digital CUrrents, including how to support the operation of the program, is available here.

John Bennett receives UW CSE Alumni Achievement Award

John Bennett, director of the ATLAS Institute, received the University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Alumni Achievement Award during graduation ceremonies on June 9.
The award recognized Bennett for his outstanding achievements, including his expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of distributed systems; his endowed professorship in computer science and in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Colorado; and as director of ATLAS.
The Computer Science & Engineering newsletter described Bennett as an engineering educator and mentor, a designer and builder, and an interdisciplinary catalyst.
For the full article, click here.

Student-developed iPad app a finalist in World Bank competition

The World Bank has named an iPad application developed by a group of CU students, including ATLAS master's student Joellen Raderstorf, as a finalist in a global Apps for Climate competition.
Final prizes -- 1st through 3rd place, honorable mentions, plus the Popular Choice and Large Organization awards -- will be announced at the Apps For Climate awards ceremony on June 28th in Washington, DC.
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, 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.
More information about the World Bank competition and other finalists is here.


ATLAS notes

Vickie Stubbs, who is ATLAS assistant to the director, and Ira Liss, assistant communications director, performed as part of Boulder Playback Theater at the Trident Café on June 16th. Playback is a form of theater where audience members are invited to share true stories from their lives; actors then act out or “play back” their story. Stubbs recently joined the group after a hiatus from performing of many years. Liss has been an active company member for more than six years. Their next shows are July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8th. See BoulderPlayback.com.
Liss also wrote, directed and performed in the musical theater show "Piano, Poetry & Passion" as part of CU-OnStage’s annual Fringe Festival on April 28 and 29. In the show, three CU students from the department of Theatre and Dance sang, danced and acted in a series of musical comedy theater pieces written by Liss.
• ATLAS communications director Bruce Henderson has four photos in a documentary exhibit called "Our Town" at the Colorado State Capitol through Dec. 3. The juried exhibit was organized by Colorado Creative Industries and includes photographs from throughout the state that illustrate what makes a community unique.
Joel Swanson, director of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program, was a featured artist in Sightline, a juried display of motion-based video works by local and international artists, in May as part of Urban Encounters in Denver.
Lulu Davis, who handles ATLAS human relations, events and building operations, recently shaved her head as a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer. She raised more than $2,000 for the foundation.
• ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media adviser Dave Kalahar, and his wife, Kim, who is program manager for the National Center for Women and Information Technology homed in ATLAS, were featured in a Longmont Times-Call newspaper article in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary. For the full article, click here.


The quarterly print version of ATLAS Updates now is available online in PDF form here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

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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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- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
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- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

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