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Digital design, gaming, gender: Yasmin Kafai, a professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in research on electronic gaming, learning and gender, talked about her research during an ATLAS Speaker Series program at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
For a video of her presentation, click here.

Pixels in the Closet, a multimedia dance performance that combined Chinese cultural icons with interactive game/controller technology, was presented in the ATLAS Black Box on Oct. 26-27. It featured Hong Kong dancer Abby Chan and Denver digital artist Bryan Leister and was supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
For Flickr photos of the performance, click here.

November 2012

Pulitzer-nominated author draws overflow crowd in ATLAS

An overflow crowd attended a presentation by Nicholas Carr, a Boulder-based author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated bestseller “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” and the Atlantic Magazine piece “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” as well as numerous other technology-related works, on Oct. 22.

Carr drew from a variety of research and his publications as he argued how the Internet and computers influence the way people think and behave, often by preventing them from thinking deeply and critically.

For a Colorado Daily article about Carr and his presentation, click here.

The presentation, which was held in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium, was part of the ATLAS Speaker Series, which is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

Multimedia artist Pamela Z, Boulder Laptop Orchestra to perform

Award-winning composer, performer and multimedia artist Pamela Z will perform an evening of works for voice with live, electronic processing, a gesture-activated MIDI controller and interactive video at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, in the downstairs ATLAS Black Box theater. The evening will include existing solo works as well as new works produced in collaboration with CU's Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).

CEO of Get Satisfaction to talk about entrepreneurship

Wendy Lea, who is CEO of Get Satisfaction, a leading customer engagement platform, will discuss her experience and lessons as a successful entrepreneur at 6:15 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 3, in the ATLAS Cofrin auditorium.

An investor, strategic adviser and mentor to TechStars Boulder, Lea is recognized as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.

The talk is part of the Entrepreneurs Unplugged series and is co-sponsored by the ATLAS Speaker Series, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

ICTD grad students present practicum projects Friday

Graduate students in the ATLAS Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) program will present their practicum projects from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Board Room of the Roser ATLAS Building.

The practicum portion of the program consists of an internship or service project with a company engaged in ICTD efforts, an international development agency, foundation, non-governmental organization, or other organization in the public or private sector.

Two individual projects and three team projects will be presented. Limited seating is available; refreshments will be served. To view descriptions of the projects, click here.

ATLAS news and notes

Diane Sieber's ATLAS/Engineering course, Meaning of IT, is the first known academic group to top Google's trending topics on its social network site. Read the Colorado Daily article here.
Joel Swanson, director of the ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program, was among artists featured in a Denver Post article about Denver's Redline art gallery's annual resident artists exhibition. Read the article here.
BDW director David Slayden recently gave a presentation as part of a TEDx event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The theme of TEDxFIAP was "Technologies of the Future." Read more about it by clicking here.
Dave Underwood of Digital Media Services, which is housed in ATLAS, was named a Channel 7 News 7Everyday Hero for his volunteer work playing music to kids at Childrens Hospital. ATLAS Center for Arts, Media and Performance technical manager Bret Mann also performs with Underwood and his band, which is named "The Bandaids." Watch the Channel 7 video here.
ATLAS Ph.D. student Calvin Pohawpatchoko recently received a CU Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education for his work improving STEM education for indigenous students.

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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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