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Leslie Dodson receives PhD: ATLAS faculty member Revi Sterling, left, and former ATLAS director John Bennett, right, served as advisors for ATLAS PhD student Leslie Dodson, center, who received her degree during graduation ceremonies May 8. Her dissertation involved Moroccan women and the development of a rural water project. For the dissertation abstract, click here. Three people received their ATLAS master's degrees and 159 students received their Technology, Arts and Media minor degrees and Digital Media certificates.

RE:veal:BDW, the experimental design studio of the ATLAS Institute, held a three-day showcase event called RE:veal at the Boulder Theater and the BDW studio from April 30-May 2. Above, BDW student Breno Baldrati talks about a startup company developed by a team of students as part of the BDW designer-founder accelerator program. For more information, click here.

May 2014

First ATLAS Expo showcases digital/physical student projects

ATLAS and engineering students from six different classes informally exhibited their digital/physical projects, works-in-progress and interface explorations during the ATLAS Expo Spring 2014 on May 5 in the ATLAS Black Box theater. Student works were exhibited from the following classes: HCC Foundations/User-Centered Design 1 (CSCI 3002), instructor Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and ATLAS Faculty Fellow; ATLAS Physical Computing (ATLS 3519), instructor Jiffer Harriman, who is an ATLAS Ph.D. student; ATLAS Big Data (ATLS 4519 & CSCI 4830), instructor Greg Greenstreet, VP Engineering, Gnip; Rapid Prototyping (CSCI 4830), instructor Tom Yeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and ATLAS Faculty Fellow; Digital Media 2 (ATLS 3020), instructor Hyunjoo “Joo” Oh, who is an ATLAS Ph.D. student; TAM Capstone Projects (ATLS 4010), instructor: Ian Hales of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program.

ATLAS PhD graduate interviewed in "right to be forgotton" case

Meg Ambrose, whose ATLAS PhD dissertation explored the concept of the "right to be forgotten" on the Internet, is interviewed by NPR about a landmark European court decision against Google involving a request that the search engine delete certain results about a person. To hear the story, click here.

Music, dance, theater, film featured in FIELDWORK May 28

Enjoy the works-in-progress of local artists in dance, music, theater, film, storytelling and more -- a culmination of work developed through an artist development process called FIELDWORK -- from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the ATLAS Black Box theater. The evening will begin with a demonstration of a specific feedback process that leads into a performance of the artwork-in-progress. A talkback with the artists will follow. The evening will be facilitated by artists Hugh Lobel, composer, CU-Boulder College of Music doctoral candidate and artist/producer of the April 2014 production The Pain of Becoming; Chrissy Nelson, interdisciplinary dance artist and choreographer, CU-Boulder MFA in Dance and artist/producer of the April 2012 production cLementines & cHocolate; Sonya Smith, aerial dance artist, CU-Boulder MFA candidate and artist/producer of the January 2014 production Beneath the Text. These productions were all presented in the ATLAS Black Box. For more information, 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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YouTube, which features video of student projects, Center for Media, Arts and Performance events and presentations from the ATLAS Speaker Series. Click on the icon and subscribe to the ATLAS YouTube channel.
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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the realization of the full potential of that interaction. More information about ATLAS and its initiatives can be found at

ATLAS programs:
- Ph.D. program in Technology, Media and Society
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD)
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) – undergraduate minor and certificate programs
- BDW – post-graduate digital communications and design programs
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance – presenter of ATLAS Black Box theater events
- K-12 outreach programs including the DigitalCUrrents summer program

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.

The ATLAS Institute is affiliated with the University of Colorado Graduate School and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

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