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Sophia Liu awarded Ph.D.

Sophia B. Liu, whose research focuses on uses of social media in times of crises and how concepts of history are evolving, received the ATLAS Ph.D. in Technology, Media and Society during graduation ceremonies May 5. Liu is the second student to be awarded the degree, which was created in 2006.



May 2011

Multimedia production featured snow in the Black Box

It snowed inside the ATLAS Black Box theater during performances of "Carnivals and Snowstorms" (above) at the end of April. The multimedia production, which was a collaboration between film, theater and dance departments, featured projection screens, a set design derived from vintage carnival booths, the elegance of 1930s costumes and retro-inspired choreography.

ATLAS technical director Bret Mann has new album out on vinyl

Bret Mann, the technical director for the Center for Media, Arts and Performance, also plays drums professionally with electric bass harmonics virtuoso Dean Peer.

The duo has just completed a special edition of their CD "Airborne." It's a limited run of 180-gram audiophile vinyl records, mastered by David Glasser, a Grammy Award winning engineer from Airshow mastering in Boulder.

Mann and Peer also recently performed live at venues in Toronto and Montreal. For more information about Peer and Mann, click here.

"Tyrannosaurus Sex" a journey about stages of growth

"Tyrannosaurus Sex (and other truths)" takes the audience on a multimedia music, dance and humorous journey that begins millions of years ago and arrives at the present day, following a lead character from a time of reptiles through the various stages of growth that brings us to adulthood -- all on a path marked by chaos, passion and growing consciousness -- in two performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, in the ATLAS Black Box.

ATLAS assistant communications director Ira Liss has performed solo concerts and musical comedy one-man shows in New York, Arizona and Colorado for more than 20 years and is the creator of this production.

Admission is free and open to the public (some content may not be suitable for children). Seating is limited. Reservations recommended. To reserve a free ticket, click here.

Quarterly print edition of ATLAS Updates now online

The print edition of ATLAS Updates, a quarterly newsletter covering ATLAS research, speakers, the Technology, Arts and Media program, the master's and Ph.D. programs and performances from the spring semester, is now available online.

To access the 16-page publication, click here.

ATLAS information available on several social networks

Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located here, or by clicking on the icons below:
A Facebook page highlighting ATLAS events and student projects. Click on the icon to visit ATLAS on Facebook. Click on the "Like" icon on the Facebook page to stay in touch with ATLAS through Facebook.
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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:
- 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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